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Jefferson Elementary

Welcome to Jefferson Elementary School!

Principal Kim Rampey

Assistant Principal Michele Spencer

Thomas Jefferson Elementary School
8418 S. 107th E. Ave.
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133

Office Hours
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
School Hours
Monday-Thursday: 8:25 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.
Friday: 8:50 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.

Main Phone: 918-357-4339 / Fax: 918-357-6699

Community Schools Coordinator Jessica McNeil
Counselor Bobbie Fields 918-357-6677 / Contact School Nurse

Resources

 

 
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Jefferson Elementary News

  • #UBeThere - Plug In, Press Playy

    12.10.18

    Originally posted December 10, 2018 Orchestras overwhelm the senses when all sounds are present. Your attendance is instrumental. Without you, our power is greatly diminished.   Going to class every day is important. Ten unexcused absences cancel your performance.  Your sad solo becomes a symphony of none. Making beautiful music together is more than  just showing up . . . but it’s a great place to start. #UBeThere #ReptheU continue reading

  • #UBeThere - Show Up, Take Down

    11.26.18

    Originally posted November 26, 2018 Freestyle isn’t a successful strategy when it comes to attendance.  If you’re going to take it to the mat, you must consistently make contact, and that means being present.  A half-nelson won’t cut it.  We need you fully engaged. Going to class every day is important. Ten unexcused absences keep you off the mat, and you take the fall. Maybe it’s time for a reversal. A victory is more than just showing up . . . but it’s ... continue reading

  • #UBeThere - Daily Habit, Amazing Routine

    11.19.18

    Originally posted November 19, 2018 School spirit is a commitment. It requires that you be here, body and soul. Without a strong base, the pyramid falls apart. It’s the same in life.   Going to class every day is important. Ten unexcused absences cancel your performance. Absence is the spirit-killer.  A crowd-pleasing routine is more than just showing up . . .  but it’s a great place to start. #UBeThere #ReptheU continue reading

  • #UBeThere - In Class, Corps Value

    11.08.18

    Originally posted November 8, 2018 Not showing up for class is behavior unbefitting an officer. You need determination and grit to have a successful life and career in the reserved armed forces – and that means being there. Going to class every day is important. Ten unexcused absences keep you out of JROTC. A successful commission is more than just showing up . . . but it’s a great place to start. #UBeThere #ReptheU continue reading

  • Fall Break Oct. 17-19

    10.16.18

    Originally posted October 9, 2018 There is no school Wednesday - Friday, October 17-19, 2018, to allow for parent-teacher conferences on Wednesday, and Fall Break on Thursday and Friday. The Early Childhood Education Center will be in school on Wednesday, October 17, but closed Thursday and Friday. continue reading

  • Prescription Drug Take Back Day set Oct. 27

    10.15.18

    Originally posted October 15, 2018 Bring your unwanted, unused or expired prescription drugs for safe and proper disposal for Prescription Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, October 27. Drop-off locations will be at Union High School and Ellen Ochoa Elementary. No syringes, inhalers or liquids accepted. Drop off here: Union High School north parking lot, 6636 S. Mingo, or Ellen Ochoa Elementary, 3303 S. 121st E. Ave. Tulsa County ranked #16 out of all counties ... continue reading

  • #UBeThere - Tune In, March On

    10.12.18

    Originally posted October 12, 2018 When you’re not here, the music STOPS.  It’s not just a sad song, it’s NO SONG. Going to class every day is important. Ten unexcused absences cancel your performance. It’s the sound of silence.  A knock-out performance is more than just showing up . . .  but it’s a great place to start. #UBeThere #ReptheU continue reading

  • Union football game moved to Thursday, Oct. 11

    10.10.18

    Originally posted October 8, 2018   IMPORTANT INFO! The @UnionFootball game vs. Moore will be on THURSDAY, Oct. 11 not Friday. We apologize for the late notice but hope you can join the Redskins as they take on the Lions! Thursday, Oct 11 300 N. Eastern Ave, Moore, OK @UnionFootball vs Moore 7:00pm — Union Athletics (@Union_Athletics) October 8, 2018 continue reading

  • Health & Wellness Fair under way until 6 p.m. today

    10.10.18

    Originally posted October 10, 2018 The 5th Annual Union Health & Wellness Fair is under way at the UMAC and it is already attracting good crowds. The fair is open to employees, retirees and their families until 6 p.m. today.  Sponsored by OU-Physicians-Tulsa and Union Public Schools, the fair will give away prizes and provide a free wellness screening, free hearing screening and free annual flu shots - and lots more. Several vendors are also present, many offering free items, as well as ... continue reading

  • #UBeThere - In Class, In Character

    10.07.18

    Originally posted October 7, 2018 ‘To Be or Not to Be’ in school . . . there really is NO question. Mastering your craft requires stage PRESENCE. You can’t phone it in.   Going to class every day is important. Ten unexcused absences cancel your performance. The show must go on. Alas, it proceeds without you.  A standing ovation isn’t earned just by showing up . . .  but it’s a great place to start. #UBeThere #ReptheU continue reading

  • Firefighters visit Jefferson Elementary

    10.05.18

    Originally posted October 5, 2018 Members of the Tulsa Fire Department visited with students at Jefferson Elementary School today, to talk about fire safety, a plan of action and some of the things firefighters do to fight fires. continue reading

  • #UBeThere - Show Up, Suit Up

    10.03.18

    Originally posted October 3, 2018 You’ve got to be in the game to win it. If you’re not present in mind, body, and spirit, the game is yours to lose. It’s the same in life.   Going to class every day is important. Ten unexcused absences keep you out of the game. Winning is more than just showing up . . . but it’s a great place to start. #UBeThere #ReptheU continue reading

  • Coat donations needed

    10.02.18

    Originally posted October 2, 2018 First Baptist is hosting a Coat Night Giveaway at the Caring Center South (just west of the 6/7 Grade Center) on November 5 from 6-8 pm. If you have a coat to donate, please drop it off at your child's school or at the Caring Center South. continue reading

  • Take Your Parents to P.E. Week at Jefferson

    09.26.18

    Originally posted September 26, 2018 Who is up for a game of chicken taco? Parents at Jefferson Elementary School! That's who!  Jefferson P.E. teacher Diana Irick invited parents to visit her class and participate in P.E. with their children for "Take Your Parents to P.E. Week." Today, several parents joined kindergarten students for exercises and several games. On game was called Bulldozers and Builders. In this game, one team knocked down cones while the other team straightened ... continue reading

  • 5th Annual Union Health & Wellness Fair Oct. 10

    09.24.18

    Originally posted September 25, 2018 Union employees, retirees and their families are invited to the 5th Annual Union Health & Wellness Fair from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, October 10, sponsored by OU-Physicians-Tulsa and Union Public Schools. There will be a free wellness screening, free hearing screening and free annual flu shots - and lots more. Plus there will be vendors, snacks and more. See flyer for more details - download link on this page. There will be an early bird free wellness ... continue reading

  • Enroll now for fall Community Education classes

    09.13.18

    Originally posted September 10, 2018 Enroll now for Community Education Fall Classes! See the fall catalog. Classes include theatre, Bricks 4 Kids, Combat Zone and more. The Union Community Education program is designed to provide opportunities for students, parents and patrons to become involved in our schools by participating in lifelong learning.  Hobbies, arts and crafts, martial arts, fitness, dancing, or other interests - you will find it here in Community Education! The variety ... continue reading

  • Enroll now for Fall Break Camp

    09.10.18

    Originally posted September 10, 2018 The Union Extended Day Program will host a fall break camp October 17-19 at Jefferson Elementary School, 8418 S. 107th E. Ave., for students currently enrolled at Union Public Schools pre-kindergarten to fifth grade. This year's theme is Picnics, Pumpkins and Parks, Oh My! Class is limited to 150 students (20 for pre-kindergarten students). For enrollment information, click on the download link above. If enrollment reaches 150 students, camp ... continue reading

  • Jefferson Needs YOU!

    09.08.18

    Originally posted September 8, 2018 Uncle Sam and Jefferson Jazz Choir want YOU to be a choir parent! Last year, 60 students in grades 3-5 had an awesome time performing, practicing and making beautiful music together.  continue reading

  • Avoid the lines; buy your tickets online

    09.05.18

    Originally posted August 30, 2018   Union Fans: Avoid the lines and buy your general admission tickets early to all regular season home games! $7 for adults & $4 for students (convenience fee will apply) https://t.co/7pHPhx1cve pic.twitter.com/8O3eLaC879 — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) August 30, 2018 continue reading

  • Backyard Bowl is Friday Sept. 7

    09.05.18

    Originally posted September 4, 2018 The 2018 MidFirst Bank Backyard Bowl between Union and Jenks is at 7:05 p.m. Friday, September 7, at the H.A. Chapman Stadium at the University of Tulsa. Tickets are on sale in the U-Wear Spirit Store today through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Friday, 10 a.m until 2 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 for reserved seats, $7 for general admission and $5 for student general admission.  Union is the visiting team and will sit on the east side. Stadium gates ... continue reading

  • Celebrate National Read A Book Day Sept. 6

    09.05.18

    Originally posted September 5, 2018   .@UnionSchools supports #NationalReadABookDay Wednesday, Sept. 6. What book will you read? pic.twitter.com/uvs3lcR2Nt — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) September 5, 2018 continue reading

  • Fifth graders take class at Department of Defense

    09.03.18

    Originally posted September 3, 2018 Fifth grade students from Union Public Schools are participating in STEM-based activities through the Starbase program for the sixth year. The program is sponsored by a Native American grant. It is a six-week STEM program offered by The Department of Defense. The class is at the Tulsa Air National Guard, 9100 East 46th St North. Jane Elkins, Native American coordinator, shared these Starbase from Tuesday, August  4, with students from Darnaby, ... continue reading

  • School closed Monday for Labor Day

    08.31.18

    Originally posted August 31, 2018 School and all school offices will be closed Monday, September 3, for Labor Day. Have a great weekend and we will see you on Tuesday! continue reading

  • Keep reading!

    08.31.18

    Originally posted August 31, 2018   WE DID IT! We reached our goal of reading 2 million books before the Park opens! But, we can't stop reading now. Park Ambassador Ariana is challenging Tulsa kids to read even more books before the Park opens. Keep up the great work and we'll see you September 8! pic.twitter.com/OuyvvUNc3N— Gathering Place (@GatherTulsa) August 31, 2018 continue reading

  • Gather Unity music video

    08.30.18

    Originally posted August 30, 2018 Inclusivity is the heartbeat of Gathering Place. Park Director Tony Moore co-wrote an original song celebrating Tulsa, the Park and coming together as we gear up to opening on September 8! Check out the music video! Co-written: Park Director Tony Moore Vocals: Park Ambassador Ariana Reagor featuring the Metropolitan Baptist Church Ariana Reagor is having fun molding the image of A Gathering Place. The bubbly sixth-grader from Union Public Schools is in her second ... continue reading

  • Attention girls who like to dance!

    08.30.18

    Originally posted August 30, 2018   Competition season is just around the corner & we’re looking for 5th, 6th & 7th Grade girls who love to dance! Tryouts are September 12th! You do *not* have to be on a UYFA team to tryout! Message us with any questions! #UnionYouth #STATE pic.twitter.com/g7xqV9BI9g — Union Highsteppers (@UVHighsteppers) August 30, 2018 continue reading

  • All eyes on U!

    08.29.18

    Originally posted August 30, 2018 Pick up your U foam hands at the Union U-Wear Spirit Store open today 10 a.m.-7p p.m. continue reading

  • Video tour of The Gathering featuring Union student

    08.28.18

    Originally posted August 28, 2018 Video: Tour The Gathering with Union's Ariana Reagor! Today we're taking you to Chapman Adventure Playground, a space with 5-acres of towers, slides, climbing and other features that provide the perfect place for discovery and adventure for children of all ages! Reagor has been a spokesman for The Gathering since she was a fourth grader at Moore Elementary. She is now a sixth grade student at the 6th/7th Grade Center.   continue reading

  • Building Community Schools Systems

    08.25.18

    Originally posted August 25, 2018 Building Community Schools Systems. Union is featured as a case study, along with two other districts about our history and work in Community Schools: Read all about it! You may download the article using the download file button on this page. continue reading

  • Reminder: It's a Late Start Friday

    08.23.18

    Originally posted August 23, 2018 All schools, except the Early Childhood Education Center, start later this Friday---and every Friday---enabling teachers to meet about your child's instruction. Friday start time at Andersen, Boevers, Clark, Darnaby, McAuliffe, Peters and Rosa Parks is 8:15 a.m. At Cedar Ridge, Grove, Jarman, Jefferson, Moore, and Ochoa, it is 8:50 a.m. Sixth grade starts at 8:15 a.m. Seventh and Eighth grades start at 9:30. Ninth grade starts at 8:50 a.m. …and the High ... continue reading

  • Jefferson Elementary welcome students back to school

    08.23.18

    Originally posted August 23, 2018 School is well under way and Jefferson Elementary students are not just hard at work - they are dancing too. This year's theme centers around Wonder with help from Wonder Woman and 'wonderful" class projects. Enjoy these images from the first week of school.  continue reading

  • Join the Redzone

    08.22.18

    Originally posted August 22, 2018   Join the 2018 RedZone & watch @UnionFootball, @UnionBands, @UHSVarsityCheer , @UnionPom, & @UVHighsteppers in style! pic.twitter.com/R83XatyXu7— Union Athletics (@Union_Athletics) August 21, 2018 continue reading

  • Back to School Information for 2018-2019

    08.20.18

    Originally posted July 1, 2018 - Updated August 20, 2018 Back to School Information for 2018-2019 Welcome Back to School! School is now under way and it is Worth It All. Union Public Schools has compiled Back to School information for easy reference. This page includes information on important dates, school supplies and more. See School Calendar 2018-2019. See why families choose to enroll at Union. New to Union? Enroll online Avoid the lines and enroll your children for ... continue reading

  • Welcome Back to School

    08.20.18

    Originally posted August 20, 2018 Welcome back to School! Have a great year, make new friends and learn something new every hour! It is Worth It All! continue reading

  • Shoutout to Jefferson PTA

    08.17.18

    Originally posted August 17, 2018 Shoutout to our AMAZING PTA for providing a WONDERful back to school lunch for our staff! continue reading

  • Jefferson's Meet The Teacher Community Fair a success

    08.17.18

    Originally posted August 17, 2018 Thanks to everyone that made our Jefferson Community Fair a huge success!  Great work Mr. Scott McCrary, our Community Schools coordinator! - P.E. Teacher Diana Irick continue reading

  • Young girls invited to have Girls Fun Night with the Highsteppers

    08.17.18

    Originally posted August 17, 2018 Girls in K - 7th Grade are invited to spend the evening with the Union Varsity Highsteppers! Receive a souvenir photo & t-shirt. Learn a fun dance routine, play games & eat pizza. A dance Show-Off for family & friends will be held at 6:45pm. Then on Friday, August 31, girls will perform at the Union Varsity Football pre-game show! See the registration form at the download link at the top of this page. continue reading

  • Meet The Teacher today at 4 p.m.

    08.16.18

    Originally posted August 16, 2018 The annual Meet the Teacher conferences for elementary students and parents will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. today, Thursday, August 16, 2018. During this time, parents have the opportunity to visit their children's elementary school and meet their teachers, sign up for PTA, buy a school shirt and learn about what is in store for the coming year. continue reading

  • Union: Committed to Excellence

    08.15.18

    Originally posted August 15, 2018 Union Public Schools is committed to education excellence today, just as we have been since we opened our doors 100 years ago. At Union, we truly believe in 100% graduation, college and career ready.   More than 2,000 employees watched this video this morning at the beginning of the annual back-to-school kick-off at the Union Performing Arts Center. The show featured several performances of students under the direction of Troy Powell. View selected ... continue reading

  • Meet the Teacher set Thursday, Aug. 16

    08.14.18

    Originally posted July 19, 2018 The annual Meet the Teacher conferences for elementary students and parents will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, August 16, 2018. During this time, parents have the opportunity to visit their children's elementary school and meet their teachers, sign up for PTA, buy a school shirt and learn about what is in store for the coming year. continue reading

  • Take the #JustDriveOK pledge

    08.13.18

    Originally posted August 13, 2018   Take the #JustDriveOK pledge: https://t.co/5gIr2Tiz1Y pic.twitter.com/w6Sf7vTtGd — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) August 7, 2018 continue reading

  • Sale at U-Wear this week!

    08.13.18

    Originally posted August 13, 2018 Back-to-School Sale at the U-Wear Spirit Store now, Aug. 13-17! continue reading

  • Homework help now

    08.13.18

    Originally posted August 13, 2018 Get free online homework assistance from your home, school or library.  Live Tutoring (2-11 p.m., daily Central Standard Time) Get expert one-to-one subject-specific help for students in grades K-12, plus college. Spanish-speaking tutors are available too! Test Center Take practice quizzes in standardized tests (SAT, ACT, GED and more) and practice subject-specific tests, like math and science. Get results instantly. ... continue reading

  • Annual Maker Faire set Saturday, Aug. 25

    08.12.18

    Originally posted August 13, 2018 The Annual Maker Faire will be Saturday, Aug. 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Central Park Hall at Expo Square. Free admission. continue reading

  • Our Mission: Graduate 100 percent of our students, college and/or career ready

    08.10.18

    Originally posted August 10, 2018   Our goal of graduating 100% of our students college/career ready doesn’t start at the high school! We get to build on the foundation these amazing elementary teachers - and others just like them - are building for students! Grateful for our teachers! #allin #allstars #startearly https://t.co/omYeYBEJrS — College and Careers (@cccunion) August 9, 2018 continue reading

  • Union hosts Pre-K camp ahead of new school year

    08.08.18

    Originally posted August 8, 2018 Union Public Schools offered a Pre-K Camp for students this week at most of its elementary school sites. The idea was to help young kids acclimate to their new school, meet their teachers and friends and ease some of the fears associated with the first day of school. Photos here are from Jarman and Jefferson Elementary Schools. continue reading

  • Take the #JustDriveOK pledge

    08.07.18

    Originally posted August 7, 2018 Union Public Schools, the Oklahoma Insurance Department and area partners are challenging students to be alert when behind the wheel by taking the #JustDriveOK pledge. The purpose of the pledge is to save lives, raise awareness of the dangers of distracted driving and to avoid costly tickets or reckless driving convictions. The pledge encourages Oklahoma high school students to Be a Part of the Solution -- Not a Statistic. Teens – Not only can you take the ... continue reading

  • Football Night at Union this Tuesday, Aug. 7

    08.02.18

    Originally posted August 2, 2018 Union Football proudly celebrates the positive impact team sports have on kids of all ages. On Tuesday, August 7, Union tackle football players from the first grade through high school will practice together on the same field. Join us from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. under the lights at Union Tuttle Stadium for the first Football Night at Union. Come out and support the student-athletes from the Mighty Mites Football League, Union Youth Football Association, Union 8th Grade ... continue reading

  • Back to School Nights scheduled

    08.01.18

    Originally posted August 1, 2018 For complete Back-to-School Information, click here. Back to School Nights 6th grade – August 27 – 6:30 – 8:30 pm 7th grade – August 28 – 6:30 – 8:30 pm 8th Grade – August 30 – 6:30 – 8:30 pm 9th Grade – September 10 – 6:30 – 8:30 pm High School – September 4 – 6:30 – 8:30 pm Alternative School – September 6 – ... continue reading

  • BAPD sponsors Back to School BASH Aug. 4

    07.29.18

    Originally posted July 30, 2018 Broken Arrow Police Department is sponsoring a Back to School BASH Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Assembly, 3500 W. New Orleans (101st and 129th E. Ave.) Union students will have access to free school supplies, free immunizations, free eye exams, free haircuts and more. The event runs 9 a.m. to noon. continue reading

  • Restore Hope Ministries assisting with school supplies

    07.26.18

    Originally posted July 26, 2018 In an effort to accommodate more families and schedules Restore Hope Ministries will be registering for school supplies ONE WEEK ONLY but with extended hours! Please see the table at the bottom to find the day and time that works best for your family:  Main Location - 2960 Charles Page Blvd, Tulsa, OK 74127 South Location - 6910 S 101st E Ave, Tulsa, OK 74133 Parent(s) or Guardian must have picture ID and social security card for themselves and social ... continue reading

  • Native American school supply pickup planned Aug. 8

    07.25.18

    Originally posted July 25, 2018 Native American families are invited to join us for our Native American student school supply pickup on Wednesday, August 8.  The pickup will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the 6/7th Grade Center Cafeteria.  Due to changes in funding requirements at the local and federal level, verification of your child’s tribal membership card or CDIB card is mandatory and must be on file in our office for future services.  Union wants to continue to provide our Native ... continue reading

  • Register for annual Girls Night Out

    07.24.18

    Originally posted July 24, 2018   REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Sign-up your K-7th grade girls for our annual GIRLS FUN NIGHT on Sat, 8/25 from 4-7pm then dance with us at Tuttle at the @UnionFootball home opener on Friday, 8/31! Can’t wait to see U! #UVH19 #GFN #FutureVarsityHighsteppers pic.twitter.com/Fkpxa04sBd — Union Highsteppers (@UVHighsteppers) July 24, 2018 continue reading

  • Jean Jones named State PTA Volunteer of the Year

    07.24.18

    Originally posted July 24, 2018 Congratulations to Union mom Jean Jones who was recently named the Oklahoma PTA Volunteer of the Year! continue reading

  • Community Schools: Basketball camp!

    07.23.18

    Originally posted July 23, 2018   Day 3 of @UnionSchools Community Schools Sports Camp! Special thanks to @UnionHoops coaches and players for volunteering their time! pic.twitter.com/UuN9waDgPF — Union Athletics (@Union_Athletics) July 18, 2018 Final day of @UnionSchools Community Schools Sports Camp! Thank you to @TheUFutbol, @Uniongirlssccer & @UHSVarsityCheer for volunteering your time! pic.twitter.com/8n4pxYixha— Union Athletics (@Union_Athletics) July 19, 2018 continue reading

  • PLTW report from Union teachers

    07.23.18

    Originally posted July 23, 2018   Just wrapped up a fantastic week of @PLTWorg Launch training in Tyler, TX and Indianapolis with @snmartin05. We finished our busy week with a tour of #PLTWHeadquarters, a pic of a pic with @drkathydodd, and a great chat with @vincebertram #PLTWProud pic.twitter.com/WdMbmKdbpX — Kristen Robinson (@kristenandra) July 19, 2018 continue reading

  • Online registration for enrollment

    07.19.18

    Originally posted July 19, 2018 Online registration allows families who are new to our district the opportunity to register their children from the comfort of their own home. Please complete these forms online and bring your verification documents listed below to the Union Enrollment Center, 6011 S. 89 E. Ave., to finalize your registration. Completing these forms online will expedite your wait time at the Enrollment Center. If your child is currently a Union student you do not need to register. ... continue reading

  • Notice about Union website

    07.19.18

    Originally posted July 19, 2018 As you know, Union’s website has been down for a week.  We were informed late last night by our local provider that our website is unrecoverable past October 2017.  Our top priorities have been restoring “Back to School” information and the employment section of the website, and those have been largely completed.  We apologize for the inconvenience, and will restore other critical sections of the website as soon as possible.  Thank ... continue reading

  • No school Monday, Oct. 30

    10.27.17

    Originally posted October 27, 2017 Reminder: There is no school Monday, October 30, so teachers can attend a professional development day. continue reading

  • District Site Teachers of the Year for Union Public Schools announced

    10.25.17

    The 2017-2018 Site Teachers of the Year are: (pictured left to right) sitting in front, Paola Puleo, Kassie Alexander, Philippa Kelly, Lisa Harper, Paula Ontko, Melodie Cole; and Justin Vannest, Katie Cealka,  Andree Lira, Becca Bearden, Cindy Forbis, Beth Grounds,  Kelly Buck, Kara Minton, Teresa Besses, Lydia Leslie,  Taya Oelze, Travis Webb, Zondra Clunn, and Jillian King. Originally posted October 24, 2017 Union Public Schools has announced its 2017-2018 School Site Teachers of ... continue reading

  • Jarman hosts Donuts with Dads event today

    10.24.17

    Originally posted October 24, 2017 Enjoy these photos from today as dads and a few moms came to buy books with their children during Donuts with Dads in the media center at Jarman Elementary School. continue reading

  • Fall Break set Oct. 18-20

    10.18.17

    Originally posted October 3, 2017 There is no school Wednesday - Friday, October 18-20, 2017, to allow for parent-teacher conferences on Wednesday, and Fall Break on Thursday and Friday. The Early Childhood Education center will be in school on Wednesday, October 18, but closed Thursday and Friday. continue reading

  • Jefferson Fall Carnival set Oct. 27

    10.18.17

    Originally posted October 19, 2017 Jefferson PTA presents its first-ever Fall Carnival from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, October 27. There will be games, prizes, food and more. Event tickets will be sold at the door; 20 tickets for $5.  continue reading

  • OSU-Tulsa to host FREE parent education meeting, dinner Nov. 7

    10.18.17

    Originally posted October 19, 2017 Please join Oklahoma’s University for Parents (OK-UP) and OSU’s Family & Consumer Sciences Educator Michelle Bonicelli to learn tools and tips to manage your personal finances. See download link on this page for more information. Event is free and open to the public! Tuesday, November 7th 5:30-7:30 P.M. OSU Extension Services 4116 E 15th St., Tulsa, OK *Located off of 15th and Yale near the fairgrounds* Dinner will be served from 5:30-6:00 P.M. ... continue reading

  • Employee Perk: Subway offers discounts - students too!

    10.18.17

    Originally posted October 18, 2017 Union students and employees are eligible to get a special discount from Subway at three locations: SUBWAY – INSIDE WALMART, 6625 S . MEMORIAL DRIVE 7337 S . OLYMPIA AVENUE SUBWAY – INSIDE WALMART, 10938 S . MEMORIAL DRIVE Offer valid with staff/student ID and this discount card - see download on the page. Or show on cell phone.  See more perks! continue reading

  • Jefferson needs volunteers

    10.17.17

    Originally posted October 17, 2017   Hey, @UHSTheTribe, Jefferson Elem needs #volunteers for their fall carnival on Oct. 27 f/ 5:30-9:30pm. Contact harker.jana@unionps.org. — Union High School (@UnionHSTulsa) October 16, 2017 continue reading

  • Jefferson kids say no to bullying

    10.17.17

    Originally posted October 17, 2017 Some Jefferson students spent their specials class last Friday learning about the perils of bullying, what to avoid, how to report and how to be nice to each other. Union does not tolerate bullies. With the help of a video on the the smart board, Counselor Bobbie Fields led students in exercises designed to make those points stick. Students had fun too. continue reading

  • Pizza is just one slice of life at Jefferson Elementary

    10.17.17

    Originally posted October 17, 2017 Fridays are always fun days but they are even better when they are Pizza Days - like last Friday at Jefferson Elementary School. Principal Kim Rampey helped staff keep the cafeteria clean while students enjoyed a good slice. One student was sick and he even got his mom to come to school to pick up a slice. That is either a good slice of pizza or a good mom. Probably both. The school's new Community Schools Parent Liaison Scott McCrary helped keep that ... continue reading

  • Congratulations to our Site Teachers of the Year

    10.16.17

    Originally posted October 16, 2017 Congratulations to our 2017-2018 Site Teachers of the Year! They were recognized on the 50-yard line during Friday’s Homecoming Game at Union Tuttle Field. The District Teacher of the Year will be announced during a formal reception this winter at the Union Performing Arts Center at Union High School, 6636 S. Mingo Road. Photos by Travis Webb! Being named Teacher of the Year is one of the highest honors a teacher can receive at Union. All of the school site ... continue reading

  • Join us for a Taste of Union today

    10.13.17

    Originally posted October 13, 2017   Join us today from 5-7pm for the 7th annual Taste of Union at the UMAC! Funds support #UnitedWay Tickets $10 for adults, $7 kids 12 & under pic.twitter.com/WpZsre8QPB— Union Schools (@UnionSchools) October 13, 2017 continue reading

  • Changes in state testing are coming; what families need to know

    10.12.17

    Originally posted October 11, 2017 Message from Superintendent Dr. Kirt Hartzler Within the next week, school districts will begin receiving information about student performance on tests taken last spring. While individual student scores will not be available until November, we want to prepare you in advance for test scores that will be dramatically different from what you have seen in the past. See Changes to State Testing page for details & additional resources. Last year, Oklahoma ... continue reading

  • PTA Council selling shirts until Oct. 15

    10.12.17

    Originally posted October 12, 2017 Union PTA Council is selling shirts until October 15. Visit: https://unionpta2017fall.itemorder.com/sale You can also download an order form using the download link on this page. continue reading

  • Join us for a Taste of Union this Friday

    10.10.17

    Originally posted October 10, 2017   Come early this Friday for the annual #TasteofUnion 5:30-7p. #UnionFB takes on @NNFootball as we celebrate 2017 Homecoming. #HOCO pic.twitter.com/rJ2EjuAEmw — Union Football (@UnionFootball) October 10, 2017 continue reading

  • Jefferson participates in Tulsa Zoo Run

    10.09.17

    Originaklly posted October 9, 2017 Jefferson students having fun at this past weekend's annual Tulsa XZoo Run. Photo by P.E. teacher Diana Irick continue reading

  • Hofmeister: Expect student test scores to be lower as new standards kick in

    10.06.17

    Originally posted October 6, 2017 Oklahoma public schools are about to get their first look at results from new tests aligned to the state’s new academic standards, and Joy Hofmeister has a warning for teachers, parents and the public: “The scores will drop, so just be ready.” Speaking Thursday at the Tulsa Regional Chamber, the state superintendent of public schools said Oklahoma previously set passing scores — called “cut scores” — in a manner that ... continue reading

  • Lisa Harper named Jefferson Teacher of the Year

    10.05.17

    Originally posted October 5, 2017 Language specialist Lisa Harper has been named the Jefferson Elementary Teacher of the Year! Congratulations! - Photo by Community Schools Coordinator Scott McCrary continue reading

  • Jefferson PTA newsletter has been posted!

    10.04.17

    Originally posted October 4, 2017 Jefferson PTA newsletter is online: https://goo.gl/NWhHS1 continue reading

  • Wrestling club for kids of all ages

    10.02.17

    Originally posted October 2, 2017 Union Wrestling will be starting a year around wrestling club for kids of all ages. Details at link on this page. continue reading

  • Coordinators Appreciation Week Sept. 25-29

    09.26.17

    Originally posted September 25, 2017 The Community School movement has grown across the country and internationally with more than 5,000 schools. Community School Coordinators are the people who push forward this movement and are the key to successful implementation. Without our community school coordinators, the bridge between the school and the community would not be nearly as strong. Community School Coordinators work diligently to create and manage the partnerships that allow students to learn and ... continue reading

  • Union dives into STEM

    09.21.17

    Originally posted September 21, 2017   Union dives into #STEM #STEMexploratorium! #PoweredbyFlightNight https://t.co/PkEJdkyh9Z @TulsaSTEM @TulsaUnionSTEM @RedskinsScience pic.twitter.com/6H6oA0TjEx — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) September 21, 2017 continue reading

  • Talk Like a Pirate Day!

    09.19.17

    Originally posted September 19, 2017   Argh. So what are ye waiting for? The plank? Don't Stop Believin! #TalkLikeAPirateDay pic.twitter.com/DFRFoEcoZY— Union Schools (@UnionSchools) September 19, 2017 continue reading

  • UVP is hosting Youth Night for all K-7th graders

    09.19.17

    Originally posted September 19, 2017   UVP is hosting Youth Night for all K-7th graders! We can't wait to dance with you on the field at Homecoming! pic.twitter.com/0skAgu2x0j — Union Pom (@UnionPom) September 18, 2017 continue reading

  • Parents play important part in student success

    09.15.17

    Originally posted September 15, 2017 Union hosted a live chat on Facebook with Emma Thadani and Jackie DuPont talking about parental engagement as kids head back to school. This podcast is brought to you thanks to a collaboration between The Frontier and Teach For America Greater Tulsa. continue reading

  • Clothes connecting with our community

    09.14.17

    Originally posted September 14, 2017 The Caring Center proudly serves Union Schools and families throughout the year by providing new and gently-used clothing. We are excited and eager to serve our community! See link on this page to downoad flyer/map. continue reading

  • Union Public Schools is raising money for the Tulsa Area United Way

    09.14.17

    The guy in the weird hair hat is Kurt Frentzel, assistant manager of accounting. He paid money to wear that "hair" for the United Way. Originally posted September 14, 2017 Union Public Schools is in the midst of its month-long campaign to raise money for the Tulsa Area United Way campaign. All of the schools as well as the Education Service Center and Enrollment Center are participating in a slew of activities designed to raise money and raise awareness for this cause. Schools may ... continue reading

  • Jefferson PTA newsletter has been posted!

    09.13.17

    Originally posted September 13, 2017 Read the Jefferson Elementary PTA newsletter! continue reading

  • Celebrate Read a Book Day!

    09.06.17

    Originally posted September 6, 2017   Celebrate #ReadABookDay! Choose a book that's just right for you! https://t.co/MYI10cWtqY pic.twitter.com/Dh5XtczmJM— Union Schools (@UnionSchools) September 6, 2017 continue reading

  • Get your health on!

    09.05.17

    Originally posted September 5, 2017   Get your health on at the Y at Union. Pictured here are the Hayes family, Evan, Eli, Ethan & mom Wendy. Learn more: https://t.co/o8N2vmi3d9 pic.twitter.com/xl0ySw8w12— Union Schools (@UnionSchools) September 5, 2017 continue reading

  • Reminder: School closed Monday for Labor Day

    09.01.17

    Originally posted August 31, 2017 Reminder: School and all offices will be closed Monday, September 4, for Labor Day. Have a great weekend! continue reading

  • Union using Peachjar to send out digital flyers

    08.30.17

    Originally posted August 28, 2017 Union Public Schools is now using a new electronic flyer communication tool called “Peachjar.” To view school-approved Digital flyers, simply click the Peachjar button on your school’s website homepage.  This “green” initiative will save our schools tons of paper and reduce copy costs by thousands of dollars. On top of that, posting school flyers in this electronic backpack removes a significant administrative burden from ... continue reading

  • First Friday fun at Jefferson

    08.25.17

    Originally posted August 25, 2017 Jefferson Elementary School celebrated the first Friday of the school year by getting into shape with a run outside, enjoying good food in the cafeteria and learning great things in the classroom. Staff were also rewarded with a submarine lunch by Human Resources for employee efforts to be safe in the workplace. Kudos! Enjoy these pictures. continue reading

  • Union Bands invites you to Back-to-School Family Movie Night Friday at Tuttle Stadium

    08.24.17

    Originally posted August 23, 2017 Union band, parents, friends, community members, students. COME JOIN US for a fun movie night to kick off the start of school! Catch a terrific movie, hang out with friends, eat some good food and have fUn! Movie is Friday, August 25 at Union Tuttle Stadium. Concessions open at 7:30 p.m. Movie starts shortly after 9 p.m. continue reading

  • Enrollment under way for fall Community Education classes

    08.23.17

    Originally posted August 18, 2017 Enrollment is under way for fall classes offered by the Union Community Education program The Union Community Education program is designed to provide opportunities for students to become involved in our schools by participating in lifelong learning. Hobbies, arts and crafts, martial arts, fitness, dancing, or other interests - you will find it here in Community Education! Our staff of teachers and instructors strive to give you the best possible experience. ... continue reading

  • Reminder: It's a late start Friday

    08.23.17

    Originally posted August 25, 2017 All schools, except the Early Childhood Education Center, start later this Friday---and every Friday---enabling teachers to meet about your child's instruction. Friday start time at Andersen, Boevers, Clark, Darnaby, McAuliffe, Peters and Rosa Parks is 8:15 a.m. At Cedar Ridge, Grove, Jarman, Jefferson, Moore, and Ochoa, it is 8:50 a.m. Sixth grade starts at 8:15 a.m. Seventh and Eighth grades start at 9:30. Ninth grade starts at 8:50 a.m. …and the High ... continue reading

  • Union: Believe

    08.22.17

    Originally posted August 17, 2017 Be sure to also watch our District Video! Union: Believe https://t.co/0msCJnMepS — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) August 17, 2017 continue reading

  • Welcome Back to School!

    08.21.17

    Originally posted August 21, 2017 Welcome back to school! School starts Tuesday, August 21. Check out our video: The Union Way: Excellence in All We Do. The Union Way: Excellence in All We Do https://t.co/HUxtIKuzJx https://t.co/V5hZ4MVPar — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) August 21, 2017 continue reading

  • Here's to an amazing first day!

    08.21.17

    Originally posted August 22, 2017   Here's to an amazing first day! #UVH18 pic.twitter.com/fG9jBGgRMw — Union Highsteppers (@UVHighsteppers) August 22, 2017 continue reading

  • Meet the Teacher is Thursday, August 17

    08.16.17

    Originallly posted August 16, 2017 Remember: Meet the Teacher is 4-6 pm Thursday, August 17! The annual Meet the Teacher conferences for elementary students and parents will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, August 17, 2017. During this time, parents have the opportunity to visit their children's elementary school and meet their teachers, sign up for PTA, buy a school shirt and learn about what is in store for the coming year. continue reading

  • Digital flyer deliver starts August 10

    08.10.17

    Originally posted July 31, 2017 Union Public Schools is getting ready to launch a new electronic flyer communication tool called “Peachjar.” To view school-approved Digital flyers, simply click the Peachjar button on your school’s website homepage.  This “green” initiative will save our schools tons of paper and reduce copy costs by thousands of dollars. On top of that, posting school flyers in this electronic backpack removes a significant administrative burden ... continue reading

  • Elementary Curriculum/Back to School Nights have been announced

    08.01.17

    Originally posted August 1, 2017 Elementary Curriculum/Back to School Nights 2017-18 Early Childhood  September 12   6 – 7 p.m. Andersen September 12         6:30 – 8:30 p.m.                                                           Boevers September 14  ... continue reading

  • Ticket information for football!

    07.25.17

    Originally posted July 25, 2017 Ticket information for football: https://t.co/W1rp2FIlr5 @Union_Athletics @UnionFootball @UnionHSTulsa @9GCUnion @UHSstudents_ @UHypeCrew pic.twitter.com/VyIbATSah7 — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) July 24, 2017 continue reading

  • Join the Reading Tree Challenge!

    07.25.17

    Originally posted July 25, 2017 Join the Reading Tree Challenge! @GatherTulsa is challenging Tulsa-area children to read 2 million books before the park's opening in late spring/summer 2018.  continue reading

  • Union to provide FREE summer meals

    06.14.17

    Originally posted May 25, 2017 Once again, Union Public Schools is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.  Text FOOD to 877877: And you will receive information/locations/date/times for the food program after it sends you a prompt to enter your address or zip ... continue reading

  • Weird science

    06.05.17

    Originally posted June 5, 2017   Missing school, yet? Relive UHS 5th Grade Invasion Week!! https://t.co/bka3haobfd — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) June 2, 2017 continue reading

  • Summer reading challenge under way

    05.31.17

    Originally posted May 31, 2017 We’re excited to announce the Reading Tree Challenge! Kicking off with the Tulsa City-County Library and their Summer Reading Program, we’re challenging Tulsa-area children to read 2 million books before the park's opening in late spring/summer 2018. Learn more and join the challenge at www.TulsaReadingTree.org. continue reading

  • Meet the Teacher Thursday, August 17

    05.24.17

    Originally posted May 24, 2017 The annual Meet the Teacher conferences for elementary students and parents will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, August 17, 2017. During this time, parents have the opportunity to visit their children's elementary school and meet their teachers, sign up for PTA, buy a school shirt and learn about what is in store for the coming year. continue reading

  • 5th graders, High Schoolers are mad about science

    05.19.17

    Originally posted May 19, 2017 The annual 5th Grade Science Invasion of the High School came to end today, Friday, May 19,. as students from Grove, Jefferson and Andersen visited classrooms to participate in lessons led by High School students in a number of activities from learning about strawberry DNA to static electricity. Enjoy the pictures! See photos from earlier in the week here. Science experiments ranged from learning about strawberry DNA to chemical reactions in fires to studying ... continue reading

  • Jefferson 2nd graders pose for picture

    05.16.17

    Originally posted May 16, 2017 Cute class pic of Jefferson 2nd graders. Last day of school is Wednesday, May 24! Cute class pic of Jefferson 2nd graders. Last day of school is Wednesday, May 24! pic.twitter.com/xgpagrBAvc — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) May 16, 2017 continue reading

  • Jefferson 2nd grade

    05.15.17

    Originlly posted May 15, 2017 Cute picture of the Jefferson 2nd grade class! continue reading

  • Jefferson third graders entertain with musical today

    05.09.17

    Originally posted May 9, 2017 Third graders at Jefferson Elementary School perform "Mama Don't Allow," this morning for school mates. Parents will enjoy the show at 6:30 p.m. today. Set in the swamps of Louisiana, it features a boy, a saxophone and a concert for some gators who plan to eat the entertainment!  The finale is a Mardi Gras parade with a kazoo band. Kathy Dvorak is the music teacher. continue reading

  • High School to host 5th Grade Science Invasion May 15-19

    05.08.17

    Originally posted May 8, 2017 Next week, Union will host its annual 5th Grade Science Invasion in which elementary schools from around the district send their fifth graders in stages to visit science classes at the Union Collegiate Academy. High School students, who get to practice what they have learned in science as well as leadership and speech skills, lead younger students in science experiments. Science experiments range from learning about strawberry DNA to chemical reactions in fires to ... continue reading

  • UYFA's First Registration day this Saturday

    05.01.17

    Originally postted May 1, 2017   UYFA's First Registration day this Saturday 5/6 @ the UMAC - 9am-2pm https://t.co/2CImW7K51i @INYS_Sports @UnionSchools — Union Youth Football (@Unionyouthfb) May 1, 2017 continue reading

  • #UnionGrads: Seniors visit Jefferson

    04.28.17

    Originally posted April 28, 2017   The Jefferson class of 2017 talking to 5th graders about the importance of graduation and college.@UnionSchools pic.twitter.com/Ow3VUmaWpI — Stacey Roemerman (@StaceyRman) April 28, 2017 continue reading

  • Seniors to visit all 13 elementary schools Friday, April 28

    04.27.17

    Originally posted April 27, 2017 Graduating seniors to don caps and gowns and visit all of Union’s elementary school sites on Friday, April 28 Members of the Class of 2017 will don graduation apparel and board buses to visit their former elementary schools – 13 elementary schools in all.  They will walk the hallways and visit with younger students, helping to familiarize them with Union's expectation of every child being "100 Percent College & Career Ready" ... continue reading

  • Message from the Superintendent: Oklahoma is in a budget crisis

    04.20.17

    Originally posted April 19, 2017 Colleagues, As most of you know, Oklahoma continues to be in a budget crisis.  I want to provide you with a brief update as to how this is impacting Union Public Schools. We have now experienced four budget cuts this fiscal year totaling $2,279,423.  We also expect two additional cuts in our state aid payments for May and June.  Despite these cuts, we will be able to meet our current fiscal obligations through June 30, 2017, meaning that all ... continue reading

  • School closed tomorrow, Friday, April 14

    04.13.17

    Originally posted April 13, 2017 Reminder: There is no school this Friday, April 14, which has been set aside for parent/teacher conferences. continue reading

  • It's a Hip Hop Thank You to our Partners

    04.12.17

    Originally posted April 12, 2017   It's a Hip Hop thank you to our partners! https://t.co/ElL2pSpf6w #CommunitySchools #STEM #Partners @cityoftulsagov @EBSCO @BamaCompanies pic.twitter.com/QkEBPClcMf— Union Schools (@UnionSchools) April 12, 2017 continue reading

  • National Assistant Principals Week!

    04.11.17

    Originally posted April 11, 2017 It’s National Assistant Principals Week! Let your favorite Assiistant Principal know how much you appreciate them this week! National Assistant Principals Week is now in full swing. Schools, including administrators, teachers, and students, around the country are holding events and finding other ways to specially honor their assistant principals and recognize the good work that they do every day.  Use #APWeek17 on Twitter or use our ... continue reading

  • 38th annual YouthArts! Festival to feature Union creativity at its best

    04.11.17

    Originally posted April 11, 2017 Union's Fine Arts Department proudly presents YouthArts!, an annual fine arts festival showcasing the creative works and talents of elementary and secondary students. YouthArts! is one of the longest running festivals of its type in the state of Oklahoma, celebrating its 38th anniversary in the spring of 2017. It was founded by Ed Tackett, now retired director of Fine Arts, and has grown immensely over the years. The 2017 Festival will run from April 10-May ... continue reading

  • 3rd annual PTA Chess tournament April 29

    04.10.17

    Originally posted April 6, 2017 Brush up on your moves! The Union PTA council is hosting the 3rd Annual Chess Tournament at 8 a.m., Saturday, April 29  at Union High School. Second through seventh grade students are invited to register! Registration forms due April 10. Order shirts for the game!  This is a free chess tournament for all Union public school kids in second through seventh grades. It is NOT an elimination tournament -this means everyone gets to play in all four or five ... continue reading

  • School closed Friday, April 14

    04.10.17

    Originally posted April 10, 2017 Reminder: There is no school this Friday, April 14, which has been set aside for parent/teacher conferences.  continue reading

  • 2017 UYFA Spirit Showing planned April 20

    04.10.17

    Originally posted April 10, 2017 2017 UYFA Spirit Showing Pom, Highstepper & Cheer Objective: To introduce parents and girls who will be in 1st -7th grade in the fall of 2017 to all the wonderful spirit sport opportunities on the youth level. Our goal is to promote participation and develop the athletic skills of pom, Highstepper and cheer girls while attending our UYFA football games. Here is your chance to find out all about it and see our award winning varsity groups in action. ***Who: ... continue reading

  • Bunny hop at Jefferson Elementary

    04.10.17

    Originally posted April 10, 2017 It's the bunny hop! Jefferson Student Council Officers - vice president Paige Shelton, secretary Lydia Finch, historian Stephanie Trotman, Assistant Principal Randi Aubertine (left to right) and president Justin Pacilio - demonstrate one way to do it by the school's butterfly garden. The Student Council helped make the annual Bunny Hop dance after school happen last Friday in the gym. continue reading

  • Submit an event to our calendar

    04.08.17

    Originally posted April 8, 2017   Want to share something on the Union calendar? Tell ushttps://t.co/19vi5kzgYe https://t.co/0twDeVdRQS — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) April 5, 2017 continue reading

  • Community Education classes for the summer!

    04.08.17

    Originally posted April 8, 2017 Looking for fun activities for your child to do this summer? Community Education has the answer with art, dance, Lego, Karate and tumbling classes. Starting June 5 and ending August 2, your child will have a fun filled summer. continue reading

  • Fund raiser for Union Special Olympics April 21

    04.07.17

    Originally posted April 6, 2017 Support the Union Schools Special Olympics Team by attending the Family Bingo Night at 7 p.m. Friday April 21, at the 8th Grade Center Commons. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be catered bty CiCi's Pizza. Use the order form (see download file button at the top right) to order pizza and bingo cards. There will be gift card prizes, door prizes as well as a silent auction. Concessions will be sold that evening. Pre-orders are due Monday, April 17. Make ... continue reading

  • Fund raiser for Union Special Olympics April 21

    04.07.17

    Originally posted April 7, 2017   Special Olympics fundraiser April 21 https://t.co/lKHW6IZAY2 Gift cards! Door prizes! More! @UHSstudents_ @union8center @Union_Athletics RT! pic.twitter.com/OkVE95P477 — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) April 6, 2017 continue reading

  • Jefferson 5th graders making pinch pots in art

    04.06.17

    Originally posted April 6, 2017 Fifth grade pinch pots are officially under way at Jefferson Elementary School! Last week, they watched a documentary about the amazing Maria Martinez so they could have a greater appreciation for the process and learn about her incredible Native American pottery, art teacher Renee Williams said. continue reading

  • 2nd annual STEM Expo set April 25 at the UMAC

    04.06.17

    Originally posted April 6, 2017 Union Public Schools will host the 2nd Annual STEM Expo to feature the great work going on in kindergarten through 12th grade classrooms across the district. The event will run from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, in the UMAC. "We are hosting this event in conjunction with YouthArts' week-long visual arts exhibit, also in the UMAC," said Emily Lim, district STEM coordinator. Come out and see interactive robots, hear poster presentations and see ... continue reading

  • Early enrollment information for PreK, K, 3-year-olds

    04.05.17

    Originally posted February 17, 2017  Click on the link above to download this information in English and Spanish as well as information for early childhood, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten enrollment. 2017-2018 Pre-Enrollment Information for Pre-K & Kindergarten Children who are four years old on or before September 1, 2017, are eligible to be enrolled in the Pre-Kindergarten program at their home school. Pre-K is first-come, first-served on a space-available basis. Pre-K enrollment ... continue reading

  • Go Green contest by Tulsa Regional STEM

    04.05.17

    Originally posted April 5, 2017   How can your class go green? Let us know, and you could win! https://t.co/mCdQfzFeRN — Tulsa Regional STEM (@TulsaSTEM) April 4, 2017 continue reading

  • National School Librarian Appreciation Day!

    04.04.17

    Originally posted April 4, 2017 In recognition of National School Librarian Appreciation Day, please join with me in saying THANKS to our media specialists who work tirelessly to provide our students with relevant reading and resource materials to extend learning well beyond the limits of the classroom walls.   Our school media specialists are vital members of the education team, helping students develop a love of reading, research, and learning.  They play a strategic role in moving us ... continue reading

  • Free breakfast for testing April 10

    04.04.17

    Originally posted April 4, 2017 As Oklahoma students kick off OCCT testing on April 10, area McDonald's restaurants will serve them a free breakfast. Students in grades 3-8 taking OCCT tests can stop by a participating McDonald's restaurant from 6-9 a.m., Thursday, April 10, to receive a free breakfast. Each student will receive apple slices, as well as either an Egg McMuffin or a Fruit-n-Yogurt parfait. Students can also select one of the following beverages: one percent low fat milk ... continue reading

  • Time travel with Union Summer Camp; enroll now at Service Center

    04.02.17

    Originally posted March 20, 2017 The Union Extended Day Program will host a summer camp at Grove Elementary School, 10202 E. 62nd St., for students currently enrolled at Union Public Schools pre-kindergarten to fifth grade. This year's theme is Time Travel. Camp starts June 5 and runs through August 4. Class is limited to 150 students (20 for pre-kindergarten students). For enrollment information, click on the download link above. If enrollment reaches 150 students, camp enrollment ... continue reading

  • Jefferson 5th graders make an artful impression

    03.31.17

    Originally posted March 31, 2017 Jefferson art teacher Renee Williams: "Super impressed by the t-shirt designs 5th grade came up with! One will be selected for their 5th grade celebration. It'll be hard to choose just one!" continue reading

  • Jefferson celebrates Fitness Friday

    03.30.17

    Originally posted March 30, 2017 What an awesome Fitness Friday on March 24 at Jefferson Elementary School!! Thanks to Coach Irick for buying all of the ingredients, and the Tulsa Health Dept. for bringing their knowledge and awesome "blender bike", students got to make their own smoothies! They learned how much sugar is in pop and how these smoothies are a healthy alternative. The recipe will be put in our next school newsletter, so be sure to try it! See video on the Facebook link. continue reading

  • Board Report - March 20

    03.24.17

    Originally posted March 24, 2017 See past Board reports/minutes New school named Ellen Ochoa Elementary after first Hispanic female astronaut The Board of Education approved the name of Union’s newest school as Ellen Ochoa Elementary in honor of the first Hispanic female astronaut and the current director of NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.  The new school is located at 12000 E. 31st Street. The naming committee, which includes staff, students and parents, made the ... continue reading

  • Summer Camp & Activities Fair set April 1

    03.22.17

    Originally posted March 9, 2017 If you're struggling with what your child is going to do this summer . . . Check out our SUMMER CAMPS AND ACTIVITIES FAIR that will take place on Saturday, April 1. This is a great way for Tulsa-area families to learn about local and regional summer camps, programs, and activities available for your children! 60-plus exhibitors will be in attendance. For sponsorship and exhibitor information, please contact CommunitySchools@unionps.org.   continue reading

  • Parent forum on state budget crisis set March 30

    03.21.17

    Originally posted MMarch 21, 2017 Dear Darnaby Parents, Staff and Community Members, We would like to invite you to attend a parent forum on Thursday, March 30th, from 6 – 7 p.m. at Darnaby Elementary. With Oklahoma’s 2017 legislative session underway, the continuing budget crisis is still the biggest issue facing our state. Unless lawmakers find ways to improve revenues, Oklahoma is running out of options to deal with budget problems that have plagued the state for years. Gene Perry ... continue reading

  • Fun new colors blooming at U-Wear

    03.21.17

    Originally posted March 22, 2017   Fun new colors are blooming at the U-Wear Store! pic.twitter.com/0HRzxnZP9Q — U-Wear Spirit Store (@U_WearStore) March 21, 2017 continue reading

  • School closed this week for spring break

    03.13.17

    Originally posted March 13, 2017 School will be closed Monday, March 13, through Friday, March 17. The Education Service Center and the Enrollment Center will be closed Friday, March 17. The Union Extended Day Program will host a spring break camp March 13-17 at Jefferson Elementary School, 8418 S. 107th E. Ave., for students currently enrolled at Union Public Schools pre-kindergarten to fifth grade. This year's theme is Let the Games Begin. continue reading

  • UYFA registration for 1st-7th grade students open

    03.13.17

    Originally posted March 13, 2017 2017 Online Tackle Football Registration is open for Union 1st-7th graders. Call 918-289-8916 or email unionyouthfootball@yahoo.com for more details. continue reading

  • Teachers lose to Jefferson students in dodge ball games

    03.13.17

    Originally posted March 13, 2017 Jefferson students face off against their teachers in a Gotcha Gathering game of dodge ball Friday afternoon - and the teachers lost badly. Enjoy some images from this event. Gotcha Gathering are held periodically at the school to reward students who demonstrate good behavior. It was a great way to start spring spring break.  continue reading

  • Give Union your old prom dresses

    03.11.17

    Originally posted March 11, 2017 Don't know what to do with those old prom dresses lying in your closet? Donate them to the Union Public Schools - Tulsa, OK Prom Dress Boutique! Gently-used dresses can be dropped off at Jefferson Elementary between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday-Friday until March 27. Please share to help get the word out! continue reading

  • Fifth grade parents tour Union 6th Grade Center

    03.10.17

    Originally posted March 10, 2017 The Union 6th Grade Center hosted two tours today for fifth grade parents to help allay any fears parents might have for their children as they enter the sixth grade next year, from finding the right bus to making friends. Seventh Grade Principal Tamra Bird, who will lead sixth graders next year, led the tour.  As part of Union’s mission to ensure all students are 100 percent college and/or career ready, the district has amped up its efforts to provide ... continue reading

  • Spring Break March 13-17 - No School!

    03.10.17

    Originally posted March 10, 2017 Spring Break for Union Public Schools is next week—Monday, March 13, through Friday, March 17. The Union Education Service Center and the district’s enrollment center will be open next week except for Friday, March 17, when all offices will be closed. We wish our students and families a nice, fun-filled break and look forward to seeing you back in school Monday, March 20! Reminder: We SPRING FORWARD on Sunday, March 12,  and change our clocks ahead ... continue reading

  • Save the date: Summer Camps & Activities Fair April 1

    03.06.17

    Originally posted January 20, 2017 Union Public Schools will host a Summer Camps & Activities Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at the UMAC. Vendors and community organizations who wish to participate may reserve a table; contact Community Schools Coordinator Kulsum Siddiqui (918-357-4332). The event is sponsored by Microsft, Saint Francis Health Zone, Tulsa Kids Magazine and Union Public Schools. continue reading

  • Registration deadline is March 7 for Spring Break Camp

    03.06.17

    Originally posted March 6, 2017 Information about registration for Spring break Camp: https://t.co/9ZE4Jwtsig Registration deadline is March 7 for Spring Break Camp! https://t.co/9ZE4Jwtsig pic.twitter.com/jW6LvQUqyB — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) March 6, 2017 continue reading

  • Jefferson students share recess with college basketball players

    03.03.17

    Originally posted March 3, 2017 The Heartland Basketball Championships is under way now through March 5 at the Union Multipurpose Activity Center (UMAC) in Tulsa, Okla. for the second consecutive year. Some of the members of the St. Mary's University Women’s Basketball team visited with pre-kindergarten students at Jefferson Elementary School. For information on the tournament, see: http://heartlandsports.org/index.aspx?path=mbball& continue reading

  • Students urged to submit applications for Union STEM Expo

    03.01.17

    Originally posted February 13, 2017 Students are invited to participate in the 2017 Union STEM Expo this April! The Union STEM Expo engages our learners, their families, and our community partners in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math. See the Union STEM Expo page for application information and expectations. Applications are due March 11. continue reading

  • Hidden No More Essay Contest for K-12 students

    03.01.17

    Originally posted March 1, 2017 The Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance is launching the Hidden No More Essay Contest for all K-12 students in Northeastern Oklahoma to identify and research a hidden figure in STEM.  The awards for this contest will be very exciting and this will be a great way for students to tell an untold story about excellence and leadership in STEM fields.  The deadline for submissions is March 31.  Enter online here.   continue reading

  • Jefferson PTA Bingo Night this Friday

    02.28.17

    Originally posted February 28, 2017 Jefferson families are invited to the annual PTA-sponsored Bingo night this Friday, March 3, in the gym. We will begin selling pizza, snacks and drinks at 6 p.m.  Bingo will start at 7 p.m. Bingo cards will be $10 at the door, and daubers can be purchased for $1.  We will also have a silent auction with more than 40 items to bid on. These prizes include a one-night stay at a Hampton Inn, lunch with Principal Kim Rampey, Drillers tickets, several local ... continue reading

  • Teacher of the Year Dress by Jefferson students

    02.23.17

    Originally posted February 23, 2017 Jefferson students help dress their Teacher of the Year - Renee Wiliams!  continue reading

  • Annual Teacher of the Year honors today at 4:30 p.m.

    02.21.17

    The 2016-2017 Site Teachers of the Year are: (pictured left to right) Ashley Hairston, Shona Scott, Tammy Hallum, Susan Henderson, Alison Lamb, Becky Chapman, Renee Williams, Jamie Treseder, Shona Scott, Allison Newburn, Trent Spencer, Holly Parker, Tiffany Robles,  Julie Shadle, Linda English, Crystal Soltow, Wanda Gatlin, Alicia Abbott, Heidi Launius, and Janet Teel. Originally posted February 22, 2017 Come out and show your support! The District Teacher of the Year will be announced ... continue reading

  • Board Report - February 13

    02.16.17

    Originally posted February 15, 2017 Thank you voters! A "hearty" THANK YOU to Union parents and supporters for SUCCESSFULLY PASSING the district's latest bond issue. Just over 80 percent voted YES for the $26-million bond that will enable the district to complete Phase II of construction on the new elementary school. It will also provide tools for the district's world-class STEM initiatives, as well as help with building renovations, roof repair, and new classroom construction for ... continue reading

  • Thank you to Jefferson PTA

    02.14.17

    Originally posted February 14, 2017 Jefferson Elementary School says thank you to its PTA and reminds everyone to vote today. continue reading

  • Union 3rd, 4th graders tp perform with TSO Feb. 24

    02.08.17

    Originally posted February 8, 2017 Union 3rd, 4th graders to perform with Tulsa Symphony Orchestra at High School Feb. 24 All Union Public Schools third and fourth grade students have the opportunity to make sweet music with the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra (TSO) on Friday, February 24, at the Union Performing Arts Center, 6636 S. Mingo Road. As part of the Link Up program, students will watch TSO from their seats and perform during two concerts at 10 a.m. and 11:35 a.m., Director of Fine Arts ... continue reading

  • Jefferson celebrates 100 days of school

    02.07.17

    Originally posted February 7, 2017 Here is a pic of our kindergarten team for the 100th day on Monday, February 6! - Randi Aubertine, Assistant Principal, Jefferson Elementary continue reading

  • Vote Martes 14 de Febrero/Tuesday, February 14

    02.07.17

    Originally posted February 7, 2017   Vote Martes 14 de Febrero/Tuesday, February 14th! https://t.co/Op8Gp5PDqr — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) February 8, 2017 continue reading

  • Jefferson Teacher of the Year: Renee Williams

    02.06.17

    Originally posted February 6, 2017 Renee Williams, who teaches art, was named the Jefferson Elementary School Teacher of the Year. Williams decided to become a teacher in high school. She said, “Towards the end of my senior year of high school at Victory Christian, I was feeling really lost when it came to my future after graduation. My father had just been diagnosed with cancer and my whole world was upside down and I was really needing guidance. I was talking to the middle school art ... continue reading

  • 'The Drowsy Chaperone' opens Wednesday, Feb. 1

    01.31.17

    Originally posted January 31, 2017   'The Drowsy Chaperone' opens Wed., Feb. 1 https://t.co/a9yfHzpULC @UnionFineArts @UnionRepertory @UnionHSTulsa @UHSstudents_ @powell_troy pic.twitter.com/FejXnMsUlO— Union Schools (@UnionSchools) January 31, 2017 continue reading

  • Jarman, Jefferson students tour Channel 6

    01.31.17

    Originally posted January 31, 2017 Jefferson and Jarman Elementary toured the Channel 6 News station recently. Students learned all about Griffin Communications, marketing, and what goes in to creating the news broadcast every day. Thank you Kim Petersen and Griffin Communications Media Center KOTV - The News On 6 --Community Schools Coordinator jessica McNeil continue reading

  • Jefferson 5th graders write code for Minecraft

    01.30.17

    Originally posted Jauary 30, 2017 Mariah Lamb, community development specialist, and Veronica Serrano, learning specialist, both employees for Microsoft, visited helped fifth graders in Jana Harker's classroom at Jefferson Elementary School write codes for the Minecraft computer game. Students were able to write codes that manipulated the movements of the pieces. Harker said the activity was a fun way for students to take something they love - playing video games - and learning from the experience. ... continue reading

  • Union presents all-school musical 'The Drowsy Chaperone' Feb. 1-4

    01.23.17

    Originally posted January 3, 2017 The Union Fine Arts Department is proud to present this year’s all-school musical, "The Drowsy Chaperone" at 7 p.m. February 1-4 at the Union Performing Arts Center, 6636 S. Mingo Road. See the download link on this page for cast and credits. To purchase 'The Drowsy Chaperone" tickets online, go to www.exposquare.com. Click on BUY TICKETS, Select The Drowsy Chaperone. “The Drowsy Chaperone” is a parody of ... continue reading

  • Sewing Club brings STEM to school

    01.23.17

    Originally posted January 23, 2017 Twelve students at Jefferson Elementary School, 8418 S. 107 E. Ave., are getting an opportunity to learn about STEM in a different way: Sewing Club. “It is an amazing after-school STEM program we implement at Jefferson,” Community Schools Coordinator Jessica McNeil said. “Teacher Stacy Ransom shows students how to sew on a machine and hand stitch with a multitude of different materials. She is able to incorporate lots of measuring/math into the ... continue reading

  • Research under way at Jefferson

    01.20.17

    Originally posted January 20, 2017   Research under way! Jefferson 3rd graders started a research project this week with the help of enrichment teacher Becky Freeman. pic.twitter.com/ZZWeLZIww6 — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) January 19, 2017 continue reading

  • Growing plants in the library

    01.20.17

    Originally posted January 20, 2017 Jefferson P.E. teacher Diana Irick talks to students about the plants growing in the school's new hydroponics station this week.  Students are learning how to grow things like lettuce. It's an up close look at biology and plant life. Hydroponics is a subset of hydroculture, the method of growing plants without soil, using mineral nutrient solutions in a water solvent. continue reading

  • Prom dress drive under way; volunteers needed

    01.20.17

    Originally posted January 20, 2017 Volunteers needed March 28-30, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 3 to 7 p.m. to help with prom dress drive. Dresses which may be donated include cocktail, semi-formal, formal or black tie. They may dropped off at Jarman and Jefferson Elementary Schools. To volunteer or schedule dress pick-up, contact Jessica McNeil, 918-357-6683. continue reading

  • Union seeks approval of $26-million bond issue Tuesday, Feb. 14

    01.19.17

    Originally posted January 13, 2017 Union Public Schools is asking patrons to consider approval of a $26-million school bond issue when they go to the polls on Tuesday, February 14. The largest portion of the bond includes the next phase of construction of an elementary school to enable students throughout the district to attend school closer to home. Passage will not increase taxes above traditional levels and requires a supermajority – at least 60 percent of the vote. See our bond ... continue reading

  • Save the date: Chess Tournament April 29

    01.19.17

    Originally posted January 19, 2017 Brush up on your moves! The Union PTA council is hosting the 3rd Annual Chess Tournament at 8 a.m., Saturday, April 29  at Union High School. Second through seventh grade students are invited to register! Let PTA know you are coming and visit the Facebook events page here. This is a free chess tournament for all Union public school kids in second through seventh grades. It is NOT an elimination tournament -this means everyone gets to play in all four or ... continue reading

  • Go, Glow Grow comes to Jefferson

    01.19.17

    Originally posted January 19, 2017 Many adults are familiar with the food pyramid and Jefferson kindergarten students are getting their first look at the food pyramid this week as part of Child Nutrition's Go, Glow, Grow program. "We teach them how to eat 'helper' foods (the healthy ones) and limit the 'non-helper' foods (the not so healthy ones) using the Food Pyramid," said Libby Anderson, MS, RD/LD, Child Nutrition Services. "The whole grain foods are ... continue reading

  • Fifth grade parents invited to register to tour 6th Grade Center in March

    01.17.17

    Update: The Union 6th Grade Center will resume tours for 5th Grade parents this Wednesday & Thursday, March 22-23, 2017. Tours will be 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. or  1– 2 p.m. Parents were invited to register for tours using the link here: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F084EABA923AAF94-u67parent  Originally posted January 11,, 2017 Attention 5th grade parents! The Union 6th Grade Center is inviting parents to register for a tour of the school during March. Tour dates ... continue reading

  • Chains of love in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

    01.16.17

    Originally posted January 16, 2017 Jefferson second grade students are making chains of love - words about kindness on little hearts - in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Students started working on the chains last week and hope to make chains of at least 100 by Valentine's Day.  continue reading

  • 2017 Bond Election: We Love you, Union

    01.10.17

    Originally posted January 10, 2017 The Union Board of Education has scheduled a special election Tuesday, February 14, 2017, for Union patrons to decide on a $26-million bond package, emphasizing that passage will not increase taxes above traditional levels. A major portion of the funds, about $11 million, would go toward Phase II construction of Elementary 14, 12000 E. 31st Street. Voters overwhelmingly passed the first phase on the 2016 bond issue. Voter registration books close Friday, ... continue reading

  • K-5 girls invited to Highsteppers Girls Fun Night Jan. 28.

    01.10.17

    Originally posted January 11, 2017   We'd like to invite all K-5 girls to our Girls Fun Night on 1/28! Snacks, games, crafts & a dance to perform at a @Union_Hoops game! pic.twitter.com/a3Y5XplETM — Union Highsteppers (@UVHighsteppers) January 11, 2017 continue reading

  • Spring Community Education classes offered

    01.08.17

    Originally posted January 5, 2017 Enroll in spring Community Education classes! Union Community Education is a great way to expand your learning, fitness and talents. Our program offers after-school and evening classes in art, science, and exercise for students.  Our staff of teachers and instructors strive to give you the best possible experience.  Hurry and enroll!  Class sizes are limited!  For more information contact. Kim Jennings, Community ... continue reading

  • Welcome Back to School Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017

    01.05.17

    Originally posted January 5, 2017 Welcome Back to School Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017! continue reading

  • Jefferson sends donations to Haiti

    01.03.17

    Originally posted January 3, 2017 Students at Jefferson Elementary School pitched in just before wnter break to collect donations for needy in Haiti. "We were able to fill 50 bags! We couldn’t have done it without our parents’ support.  My heart is filled with JOY!" rteacher Lisa Overstreet said.   continue reading

  • Jefferson kids to compete in 100 Acts of Kindness

    01.03.17

    Originally posted January 3, 2016 Sydni Coleman’s 2nd grade class at Jefferson will try to complete 100 Acts of Kindness in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday Jan. 16.  See the school newsletter for more information.   continue reading

  • Winter Break to run Dec. 21-Jan. 4, 2017

    12.28.16

    Originally posted December 12, 2016 Happy Holidays from Union Public Schools! School will be closed December 21 through January 4, 2017. Classes will resume Thursday, January 5. The Education Service center, Union Warehouse & Distribution Center will be closed Friday, December 23 through Monday, January 2, 2017.  Teachers will return to work on Wednesday, January 4 for a Professional Development Day. The Clinic will be open during Winter Break with the exception of Friday, ... continue reading

  • Tickets for 'The Drowsy Chaperone' now on sale to the public

    12.19.16

    Originally posted December 12, 2016 The Union Fine Arts Department is pleased to announce that tickets are now available to employees for this year’s all-school musical, "The Drowsy Chaperone."  Performances will be at 7 p.m. in the Union Performing Arts Center at the High School February 1-4. Tickets to the general public go on sale Monday, December 19.  Qualifying district employees can get two tickets at no charge in certain seating areas of the PAC but ... continue reading

  • Fresh veggies at Jefferson Elementary

    12.14.16

    Originally posted December 14, 2016   Jefferson students show off the vegetables for the cafeteria from their Tower Garden! pic.twitter.com/RJkN50PRej — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) December 14, 2016 continue reading

  • Union invites fifth graders to take up music next school year

    12.13.16

    Originally posted December 13, 2016 The Union 6th Grade Orchestra, Choir, and Band performed for fifth graders from around Union Public Schools Monday morning for the annual 6th Grade Recruitment Concert, hoping to convince students to enroll in one of the music programs next year. Charles Pissarra, director of the Union Renegade Regiment High School Marching Band and assistant director of the Fine Arts Department, Principal Tamra Bird, who will be the sixth grade principal next year, and ... continue reading

  • Jefferson student honored for reading

    12.12.16

    Originally posted December 12, 2016 Brenda Robinson's class at Jefferson Elementary is participating in the OKC Thunder Reading Challenge. It's a K-3 Reading incentive Challenge from November-April. "Each month I send them my top reader and minutes read at home. Chloe Naber won for November with 1,680 minutes! They just sent her a certificate and t- shirt," Robinson said. continue reading

  • Jefferson students send gifts to Haiti

    12.12.16

    Originally posted December 12, 20016 The 3rd grade classes at Jefferson Elementary had an opportunity this year to personally hear from Kristie Chute, the founder of the orphanage Kingdom Kids Homes in Haiti. As teachers, we were amazed at the children’s responses to the stories of poverty and neediness in this community. The students decided they would like to commit to help by packing gift bags for those kids who would not otherwise receive presents. The Kingdom Kids Homes team is going ... continue reading

  • Jarman, Jefferson kids go rowing at ORU

    12.12.16

    Originally posted December 12, 2016 The Jefferson Elementary Rowing Team and Jarman Elementary Rowing Team attended a field trip on Friday, December 9th at Oral Roberts University to compete in a Rowing Erg Race. Teams are led by Coach Dinah Harjo from the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation and meet every week after school for practice. Both teams were able to meet with ORU Students and receive a tour of several buildings including their new Armand Hammer Alumni-Student Center and Cooper Aerobic ... continue reading

  • Alternative students mentoring kids at elementary school

    12.12.16

    Originally posted December 12, 2016   @UnionAltEd poses for a pic at Jefferson Elementary where you can often see the teens mentoring kids. Kudos! pic.twitter.com/uKiyKhu4ok — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) December 12, 2016 continue reading

  • Jefferson PreK kids transport themselves on parade

    12.12.16

    Originally posted December 12, 2016 Jefferson pre-kindergarten students had a blast Friday afternoon, parading around their school in front of older students and their parents for the annual transportation parade. Students have been learning about the various modes of travel and created cute cars, planes and boats out of boxes.  continue reading

  • UWear sale this Friday, Dec. 9

    12.07.16

    Originally posted December 5, 2016   Mark your calendars for Dec. 9 for the @U_WearStore #holidaysale!! pic.twitter.com/0E57niffwh — Union Athletics (@Union_Athletics) December 3, 2016 continue reading

  • Project Lead the Way; The Changing Earth

    12.07.16

    Originally posted December 7, 2016 Recently Jefferson Elementary second graders studied about erosion during the Project Lead the Way Module “The Changing Earth”.  The students designed a model that would prevent a landslide from destroying the houses that they set up at the bottom of their land model.  They then measured the amount of sand that was displaced by the different types of erosion.  The pictures show their models after a landslide.  They also practiced ... continue reading

  • Jefferson’s Etiquette Club goes out to eat

    12.07.16

    Originally posted December 7, 2016 Thomas Jefferson’s Etiquette Club had their formal dinner celebration at Zio’s Italian Kitchen (71st and Mingo) on Tuesday, December 6th. Students were able to experience a lovely 4 course meal thanks to donations from Jefferson PTA, Reasor’s Grocery, Sam’s Club, and Zio’s. A large portion of the class covered dining etiquette, which our students flawlessly exemplified. continue reading

  • Human Bowling at Jefferson

    11.22.16

    Originally posted November 22, 2016 Students got their hearts racing at Jefferson Elementary School during a recent P.E. activity called Human Bowling. Teacher Diana Irick said the students have to race against each to first set up pins akin to a bowling alley's set up. One student from each team races to knock the pins down, runs back, and then the entire team runs to the pins to put them back. Teams win by setting the pins and getting back to the starting linwe first. Irick said, ... continue reading

  • Happy Thanksgiving from Jefferson

    11.22.16

    Originally posted November 22, 2016 Scenes near the end of a school day at Jefferson Elementary School. Happy Thanksgiving! continue reading

  • Union Foundation delivers more teacher grants

    11.21.16

    Originally posted November 21, 2016 And the teacher grants from the Union Schools Education Foundation are still coming.  Union Schools Education Foundation Executive Director Dave Tackett, joined by members of the Foundation Board at some stops, passed out more grants Friday afternoon and into today. Grant winners Friday afternoon and today included Susan Henderson, Henry Cribbs, Philippa Kelly, Rebecka Peterson, Janet DeMarco, Jamie Treseder, Amy Ennis, Kari Eddy, Diana Irick, Kelley ... continue reading

  • Jefferson hosts annual Turkey Trot dance

    11.21.16

    Originally posted November 21, 2016 Celebrating this festive time of the year,  Jefferson students enjoyed snacks and dancing Friday afternoon for their "Turkey Trot." continue reading

  • Jefferson Elementary has a new hydroponics planter

    11.18.16

    Originally posted November 18, 2016 Fifth graders at Jefferson pose by the new hydroponics station set up in the media center. Principal Kim Rampey said students are learning how to grow things like lettuce. It's an up close look at biology and plant life. Hydroponics is a subset of hydroculture, the method of growing plants without soil, using mineral nutrient solutions in a water solvent. continue reading

  • Jefferson students make bread in a bag

    11.17.16

    Originally posted November 17, 2016 Jefferson fifth graders learned how to make bread - in a bag today! It's just science. The Child Nutrition Department visited Jefferson Elementary school this morning as adults help the students make their own bread which was to be baked in the ovens in the cafeteria.  continue reading

  • Soccer fun brings Union elementary schools together

    11.14.16

    Originally posted November 14, 2016 Six Union Elementary Schools (Jefferson, Jarman, Rosa Parks, McAuliffe, Clark, and Boevers) and their school-sponsored soccer teams competed in a tournament on November 10 at 6 p.m. at the Union 8th Grade Soccer Complex. Enjoy these pics submitted by Community Schools coordinators from that event. All of these teams were created by a partnership with the Union High School Varsity Team and Coach (Michael Moritz) and various Community Partners that donated ... continue reading

  • Community Schools brings elementary soccer teams together for tournaments Nov. 10 and Nov. 17

    11.07.16

    Originally posted November 7, 2016 Six Union Elementary Schools (Jefferson, Jarman, Rosa Parks, McAuliffe, Clark, and Boevers) have school-sponsored soccer teams that will compete in a tournament on November 10 and November 17 at 6 p.m. at the Union 8th Grade Soccer Complex. All of these teams were created by a partnership with the Union High School Varsity Team and Coach (Michael Moritz) and various Community Partners that donated through the Community Schools Initiative. Come out and support ... continue reading

  • District Site Teachers of the Year announced

    11.04.16

    The 2016-2017 Site Teachers of the Year are: (pictured left to right) Ashley Hairston, Shona Scott, Tammy Hallum, Susan Henderson, Alison Lamb, Becky Chapman, Renee Williams, Jamie Treseder, Shona Scott, Allison Newburn, Trent Spencer, Holly Parker, Tiffany Robles,  Julie Shadle, Linda English, Crystal Soltow, Wanda Gatlin, Alicia Abbott, Heidi Launius, and Janet Teel. Originally posted November 4, 2016 Union Public Schools has announced its 2016-2017 School Site Teachers of the Year. The ... continue reading

  • UHype Crew visits Jefferson Elementary to celebrate great character

    10.31.16

    Originally posted October 31, 2016 Celebrating great character traits and Jefferson Elementary School's Superhero theme, High School students in the UHype Crew rallied hundreds of kids as they came - several dressed in costumes -  to motivate and dance with students before everyone left for the three-day weekend on Friday. Enjoy the pictures. continue reading

  • Renee Williams named Jefferson Teacher of the Year

    10.31.16

    Originally posted October 31, 2016 Congratulations to Renee Williams for being selected as the 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year for Jefferson Elementary!  Renee has been the art teacher at Jefferson since our school opened in the fall of 2008.  We are very proud of her! Kim Rampey, Principal Jefferson Elementary Union Public Schools continue reading

  • Union PTA shirts on sale & online!

    10.27.16

    Originally posted October 11, 2016 Extended: The Union PTA Council is selling PTA shirts online until midnight Sunday, October 30. The Union PTA Council is selling PTA shirts online. The new shirts feature lots of new designs and colors. Check them out here: https://unionpta.itemorder.com/sale. You can also download an order form on this page, by clicking on the download link. The form contains styles, designs and additional information. Paper forms must be returned to the school by October ... continue reading

  • School closed Oct. 19-21; Early Childhood Center to have special times

    10.19.16

    Originally posted October 14, 2016 There is no school Wednesday - Friday, October 19-21, to allow for parent-teacher conferences on Wednesday, and Fall Break on Thursday and Friday. The Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center, however, will be open Wednesday, October 19. The Early Childhood Center will be open until 11;15 a.m. Thursday and Friday. Dismissal time will be from 10:45 – 11:15 a.m. In the afternoon, teachers will hold conferences with parents during scheduled ... continue reading

  • Registration open for intramural basketball

    10.18.16

    Originally posted October 18, 2016   Registration is open for 3rd-5th grade intramural BB and 9th-12th grade intramural BB!!#whosgotgame? pic.twitter.com/ncmOlQE6cQ — Union Athletics (@Union_Athletics) October 18, 2016 continue reading

  • Varsity Cheer hosting Parents Day Out Oct. 19

    10.16.16

    Originally posted October 14, 2016   UVC is doing a Parents Day Out Wed Oct 19th from 9-4. Affordable Fun @Union_Athletics @Unionmommaskin @UnionSchools pic.twitter.com/N7VF5oa9vx — lori Moreno (@loriMoreno19) October 13, 2016 continue reading

  • Tulsa Childrens Museum reps tour Jefferson's ABL class

    10.13.16

    Originally posted October 13, 2016 Representatives from the Tulsa Children's Museum toured the Action-Based Learning Lab at Jefferson Elementary School Wednesday. The representatives wanted to learn how Jefferson's interactive room helped students improve both academically and physically. They included Anne Galbreath, director of organizational development, Lynnsey Childress, program sales coordinator, and Raymond Vandiver, executive director, all for the museum. He has worked ... continue reading

  • Jefferson’s Instrument Petting Zoo a hit

    10.10.16

    Originally posted October 10, 2016 Jefferson’s Instrument Petting Zoo during conferences was a hit last week!  More than 200 people came to explore a wide variety of percussion instruments, making music together as families.  A group of fifth and fourth grade students were chosen to be “Zookeepers.”   These helpers patiently answered questions about their group of instruments and they demonstrated how to play them.  Music Specialist Kathy Dvorak got the idea ... continue reading

  • Fall For All Camp set Oct. 19-21

    10.06.16

    Originally posted September 19, 2016 Students in Union in grades pre-kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to take part in Fall Break Camp October 19-21. The deadline for payment is this Thursday, October 13, at the Union Education Service Center, 8506 E. 61st St. Download registration information for more details.  FALL For All CAMP - UNION FALL BREAK CAMP 2016        WHERE:  Jefferson Elementary   8418 S. 107th E. Ave., ... continue reading

  • Taste of Union returns for Homecoming Oct. 7

    10.06.16

    Originally posted October 5, 2016   So many choices!! #TasteOfUnion is here! Grab PreGame dinner in the UMAC before Homecoming this Fri - proceeds benefit @UnitedWay pic.twitter.com/JDNcTPTosU — Union Momma Skins (@Unionmommaskin) October 4, 2016 continue reading

  • Union to celebrate National Farm to School Month in October

    10.04.16

    Originally posted September 27, 2016 For three fun, healthy recipes, click on the download  file link on this page. Serving Up Local Foods at Union Public Schools Union Child Nutrition is blazing the trail in the school food industry by purchasing and serving locally grown foods in all of their schools.  Union will highlight its efforts as it celebrate National Farm to School Month in October. “Going local is a big trend in restaurants, and is viewed as a highly valued ... continue reading

  • SafeSchools Alert is our district's tip reporting service

    09.23.16

    Originally posted September 19, 2016 A safe and secure school environment is essential to the learning process. An important ingredient in achieving safe and secure schools remains alert eyes and ears. Safety is achieved when an atmosphere exists in which students are comfortable talking with adults about their concerns. See our letter about Social Media Responsibility at download link on this page. Report it! SafeSchools Alert is our district's tip reporting service. If you have information ... continue reading

  • Clothing Closet seeking donations for September

    09.20.16

    Originally posted September 20, 2016   Clothing drive for @UnionSchools & PTA. Jeans & pants needed. Donate through Sept. 30. Drop off at your school. pic.twitter.com/36aljTrKfg — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) September 19, 2016 continue reading

  • Perfect attendance party planned at Jefferson

    09.19.16

    Originally posted September 19, 2016 Dear 2nd grade families,  Every year Jefferson celebrates classes that display excellent attendance. This year each day a class has perfect attendance (no unexcused absences or tardies) they are able to color a building on the classes attendance sheet. Once the class has colored all twelve buildings on their sheet the attendance sheet is returned to the office, hung on the wall in the entry way and the class celebrates by having a dress up day of their choice. ... continue reading

  • Practice your emergency plan

    09.18.16

    Originally posted September 19, 2016   Practice emergency plan with kids so they know what to do in case of fire, injury, or other emergencies. #Tulsa #NatlPrep #Safety #MakeAPlan — City of Tulsa (@cityoftulsagov) September 17, 2016 continue reading

  • Jefferson Elementary named a Let's Move! Active Schools National Award recipient

    09.13.16

    Originally posted September 8, 2016 Jefferson Elementary School was named a 2016 Let's Move! Active Schools National Award recipient. Today, Let’s Move! Active Schools, part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative, announced its 2016 National Award recipients. Five hundred and forty-four U.S. schools, representing 41 states plus the District of Columbia, were recognized for their outstanding efforts in creating an Active School environment. See complete ... continue reading

  • No school Monday; enjoy the weekend!

    09.02.16

    Originally posted September 2, 2016   Kick up your heels, see the @UnionFootball game & enjoy the long holiday weekend. No school Monday! #ItAllAddsUp pic.twitter.com/AJt8ikYf82 — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) September 2, 2016 continue reading

  • Fall Community Education classes offered

    08.31.16

    Originally posted July 14, 2016 - Catalog Updated August 31, 2016 Enroll in fall Community Education classes! Union Community Education is a great way to expand your learning, fitness and talents. Our program offers after-school and evening classes in art, science, and exercise for students.  Our staff of teachers and instructors strive to give you the best possible experience.  Hurry and enroll!  Class sizes are limited!  For more inforomation contact. Kim ... continue reading

  • Watch your speed; Union students appreciate it

    08.30.16

    Originally posted August 30, 2016   Please watch your speed in neighborhoods and around schools. School zones are 25MPH with tickets automatically booked to court. #Tulsa— City of Tulsa (@cityoftulsagov) August 29, 2016 continue reading

  • Community Education will keep you on your toes

    08.30.16

    Originally posted August 30, 2016 Take a Community Education class after school! It may keep you on your toes! One of the program’s many offerings is Tippie Toes. “Tippi Toes has been something my daughter has done since she was 18 months old and we participated in a Mommy and Me class,” said Kathy Hitchcock. “We both immediately fell in love with the classes. I was beyond thrilled to see Tippi Toes offered at my daughter's Union elementary school. I did not hesitate ... continue reading

  • Community Education classes are wonderful says a mom; enroll now

    08.26.16

    Originally posted August 23, 2016 Why should my child participate in a Community Education class? Because they are wonderful, says parent Carolyn Mathieson “My son, AJ, has been enjoying the classes at Peters Elementary for years and it is always his first choice for the continuing education classes and summer camps,” Mathieson said.  “When asked about what he liked about the class, his first response was simply, ‘Legos, Mom, what else!’  He then also told me ... continue reading

  • Reminder: Late Start Friday!

    08.25.16

    Originally posted August 25, 2016  Remember it's a late start Friday. All schools, except the Early Childhood Center, start later this Friday---and every Friday---to allow teachers time to collaborate on individualizing your child’s instruction. Friday start time at Andersen, Boevers, Briarglen, Clark, Darnaby, McAuliffe, Peters, Rosa Parks and the Sixth Grade Center is 8:15 a.m. At Cedar Ridge, Grove, Jarman, Jefferson, Moore, and the 9th Grade Center, it is 8:50 a.m. Seventh and ... continue reading

  • First Week of School: Images from Jefferson

    08.24.16

    Originally posted August 24, 2016 Enjoy these images from the third day of school at Jefferson Elementary! continue reading

  • Union employees urged to Go Light the World at back-to-school kickoff

    08.23.16

    Originally posted August 18, 2016 Union Public Schools kicked off its new school year with a message of optimism and hope during the annual back-to-school kickoff Wednesday at the Performing Arts Center. More than 2,000 employees - teachers, secretaries, bus drivers, grounds crew, etc., - came together as Superintendent Dr. Kirt Hartzler, Board of Education President Heather McAdams and others spoke. Drama instructor Troy Powell and his talented team and students entertained the employees with an ... continue reading

  • Excellence in all we do

    08.21.16

    Originally posted August 22, 2016   Union Schools: Excellence in ALL We Do! https://t.co/3NBybsdK1e — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) August 22, 2016 continue reading

  • Think safety as you drive near schools

    08.19.16

    Ty Wardlow, Union's director of Safety and Security, talks to the press about changes Union and the City of Tulsa hope to make to improve safety. Union is working with Tulsa to change the traffic light on Mingo and adding a left turn signal on the traffic signal in front of the school's north parking lot. Originally posted August 19, 2016 By Channel 6 (Photos by Union Communicatiobns) Tulsa city and school leaders want students, parents and other drivers to think safety ... continue reading

  • School starts Monday, Aug. 22

    08.19.16

    Originally posted August 19, 2016   Welcome Back! School starts Monday, Aug. 22. See map, calendar & start times here: https://t.co/q67Y8H9mLQ pic.twitter.com/2TkkRndyOq — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) August 19, 2016 continue reading

  • Heather McAdams: The Union Way keeps us on a mighty path to make a difference

    08.18.16

    Originally posted August 18, 2016 "It takes us all. We ARE a team, we are Union. We have the Union Way and it keeps us on a great and mighty path that lights the way and leads bright-eyed three years olds through elementary and middle school and eventually to high school and out to make a difference in the world," Board of Education President Heather McAdams told more than 2,000 employees at the annual back-to-school kickoff Wednesday. "We are Union and we are an amazing, successful ... continue reading

  • Union would like to thank all the vendors, staff who helped kick off the new year

    08.18.16

    Originally posted August 18, 2016 Union Public Schools would like to thank all of the sponsors who helped kick-off our new school year! See the sponsors and the names of the people who helped make kick-off successful at the download link on this page.  Union would particularly like to thank Rocket Brothers for donating the tea and coffee. Employees for Rocket Brothers were at Union as early as 2 a.m. in the morning to prepare tea and coffee for the event, which brought in more than 2,000 ... continue reading

  • Meet the Teacher set Thursday, Aug. 18

    08.17.16

    Originally posted July 28, 2016 The annual Meet the Teacher conferences for elementary students and parents will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, August 18. During this time, parents have the opportunity to visit their children's elementary school and meet their teachers, sign up for PTA, buy a school shirt and learn about what is in store for the coming year. continue reading

  • Employee kick-off set Wednesday, Aug. 17

    08.16.16

    Originally posted July 28, 2016 The annual back-to-school employee kickoff for Union Public Schools will commence at 9 a.m. Wednesday, August 17, at the Union Performing Arts Center, 6636 S. Mingo Road. The Education Service Center, Union Enrollment Center, and all school offices will be closed for the morning during a required staff meeting. Offices will open at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Kickoff at the UPAC 8:00am – Coffee and donuts 8:30am – PAC opens for seating 9:00am – ... continue reading

  • U-Wear 25-percent off sale Aug. 15-17

    08.15.16

    Originally posted August 8, 2016 The U-Wear Spirit Store will offer a 25-percent off sale August 15-17. The store will be open 9;30 a.m. throgh 5 p.m. August 15-16. The store wil be open noon until 5 p.m. August 17. Erica Phillips U-Wear Store Manager continue reading

  • Native American meetings this Tuesday, Aug. 9

    08.05.16

    Originally posted August 5, 2016 Native American students and their families are invited to join us for our Native American Parent Committee meetings on Tuesday, August 9.  Parent committee meetings will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. in the 6/7th Grade Center Cafeteria, followed by distribution of school supplies to all eligible Native American students.  Please RSVP to 918-357-6153!  Due to changes in funding requirements at the local and federal level, verification of your ... continue reading

  • Options to pay for lunch, breakfast available

    08.02.16

    Originally posted August 2, 2016 Union families are invited to use our online meal payment service, which allows parents to pay for lunch and breakfast online with the use of a credit card. In addition, families in need are also invited to complete applications for free- and reduced meals. Free/Reduced Meal Application - See Informational Flyer Union now offers ability to make online payment for meals The Child Nutrition Department for Union Public Schools is excited to offer ... continue reading

  • K-5: Register for intramural flag football

    08.02.16

    Originally posted August 2, 2016   Register for intramural flag football https://t.co/eR3LMTnA5h @Union_Athletics Grades K-5 pic.twitter.com/y6pNtJdaB2 — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) August 2, 2016 continue reading

  • Back to School Information 2016-2017

    08.01.16

    Originally posted July 28, 2016 Back to School Information for 2016-2017 - Download First Day of School is Monday, August 22 Meet the Teacher Thursday, August 18 The annual Meet the Teacher conferences for elementary students and parents will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, August 18. During this time, parents have the opportunity to visit their children's elementary school and meet their teachers, sign up for PTA, buy a school shirt and learn about what is in store for ... continue reading

  • Back-to-School Nights set for all of Union's schools

    07.28.16

    Originally posted July 26, 3016 Union Public Schools has scheduled Back-to-School night activities for all of the school sites. Elementary Curriculum/Back to School Nights 2016-17 Andersen: September 8, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Boevers: August 18, 4 to 7 p.m. Briarglen: September 12, 6 to 8 p.m. Cedar Ridge: September 1, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Clark: September 15, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. AND September 20, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Darnaby: September 8, 6 to ... continue reading

  • Join us for Family Movie Night Thursday, June 30

    06.30.16

    Originally posted June 23, 2016 FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT next Thursday, June 30, at Central Park at Union, 62nd and Mingo. All Union elementary students & families are invited! The movie is free. Concessions & Games start at 7:30 pm Movie starts at 8:45 pm Questions? Call 918-357-4334 continue reading

  • Union Schools will be closed Monday, July 4

    06.30.16

    Originally posted June 30, 2016   @UnionSchools will be closed Monday in observance of #IndependenceDay. Have a safe and happy #4thofJuly! pic.twitter.com/ZWcKH7fqPa — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) June 30, 2016 continue reading

  • Elementary students improve their improv skills

    06.30.16

    Originally posted June 30, 2016 High School drama instructor Troy Powell and members of the Union High School Repertoire Theater team hosted elementary students during Improv Camp this summer. They learned all about the rules of improv and got to experience an opportunity they will have in upper grades at Union. As you can see, they had a ton of fun! - Rosa Parks Community Schools Coordinator Erin Velez continue reading

  • Enrollment for Extended Day Program to open July 5

    06.29.16

    Originally posted June 27, 2016 Enrollment in the Extended Day Program for the 2016-2017 school year will open Tuesday, July 5.  Enroll at the Education Service Center, 8506 E. 61st Street. Program Hours  7 a.m. until school starts and after school until 6 p.m. at all schools. The Union Extended Day Program (EDP) was created to provide safe, alternative educational child care, enhancing the child’s extended day for students enrolled in pre-kindergarten through seventh grade. ... continue reading

  • 6th Grade Orientation set July 20

    06.22.16

    Originally posted June 14, 2016   Mark your calendars for Moving Up on 7/20 from 8:30am-2pm as incoming 6G students learn about U67! @UnionSchools pic.twitter.com/1GYAtdDEKL — Union 6th/7th Center (@Union67Center) June 13, 2016 continue reading

  • Land of Opportunities: summer school, camp under way Union

    06.16.16

    Originally posted June 16, 2016 Summer school is well under way at Jefferson Elementary School as students and staff from all over Union come together for learning in a stress-free environment. Students receive free breakfast and lunch and get to see friends and make friends. Photos below are from today's morning activities. Union Public Schools is offering free breakfasts and lunches for all children between the ages of 1-18 years old at Jefferson Elementary, 8418 S. 107 E. Ave., this summer. ... continue reading

  • Summer activities planned at Jefferson

    06.13.16

    Originally posted June 13, 2016 Jefferson has planned a number of activities for this summer. Come visit! You can download the list on this page. continue reading

  • View our update to Union's Strategic Plan

    06.02.16

    Originally posted May 23, 2016 Dear Union Community, We are pleased to present to you this update of the Union Public Schools 2014-2018 strategic plan. The following accomplishments are the direct result of many dedicated staff members, the Board of Education, parents, and members of the community working toward a common goal of 100 percent graduation, college and/or career ready. These accomplishments validate our never-ending pursuit of excellence and our belief in the district’s motto ... continue reading

  • Union to provide free summer meals again

    06.02.16

    Originally posted June 2, 2016 Union Public Schools is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Download using the button on this page.. Funding is provided through the USDA program. continue reading

  • Jefferson ends school year with show of talent

    06.01.16

    Originally posted May 23, 2016 Enjoy these images from last Friday's talent show at Jefferson Elementary School, featuring a little Aretha Franklin. Precious! continue reading

  • View our update to Union's Strategic Plan

    05.31.16

    Originally posted May 23, 2016 Dear Union Community, We are pleased to present to you this update of the Union Public Schools 2014-2018 strategic plan. The following accomplishments are the direct result of many dedicated staff members, the Board of Education, parents, and members of the community working toward a common goal of 100 percent graduation, college and/or career ready. These accomplishments validate our never-ending pursuit of excellence and our belief in the district’s motto ... continue reading

  • Message from the Superintendent

    05.23.16

    Originally posted May 18, 2016 Colleagues, As we prepare to close out the year, I want to update you on where we stand with Union’s budget for the 2016-17 school year. We still have no idea what the state’s common education budget will be.  We are certain there will be a cut, so our Board of Education has approved a reduction to our budget of five percent. This equates to around a 5.2-million-dollar cut to Union Public Schools for next year. Even though we will be cutting 48 ... continue reading

  • Basketball camp for Grades 1-9

    05.22.16

    Originally posted May 23, 2016   REGISTER NOW! Union Redskins Summer Camp-Grades 1-9. Visit https://t.co/znsXbcz1Ro. See you there! #UnionHoops pic.twitter.com/y4hEcVvag0 — Union Basketball (@Union_Hoops) May 21, 2016 continue reading

  • 11 Jefferson students score perfect attendance

    05.19.16

    Originally posted May 19, 2016 11 students at Jefferson Elementary had perfect attendance this year. This means not only were they present each school day, but they were never tardy or picked up early from school. Walmart donated prizes for each of the students for their amazing attendance. Pictured are: bottom row (left to right): Khup Piang, Benjamin Tran, Mrs. Rampey, Peyton Frasier and James Eklof. Top row: Ryan Smith, Thang Sang, Maraya Logan, Stephanie Trotman, Yvonne Le, Amy Le and Trevor ... continue reading

  • Last day of school! Have a great summer!

    05.19.16

    Originally posted May 20, 2016   Last day of school! Enjoy your summer! #allmylife @UnionSchools pic.twitter.com/JJmdclSsjT— Union Schools (@UnionSchools) May 20, 2016 continue reading

  • 5th Grade Science Invasion under way at High School

    05.17.16

    Originally posted May 17, 2016 In May, Union hosts 5th Grade Science Invasion in which elementary schools from around the district send their fifth graders in stages to visit science classes at the Union Collegiate Academy. High School students, who get to practice what they have learned as well as leadership and speech skills, then lead the younger students in science experiments. Science experiments range from learning about strawberry DNA to chemical reactions in fires to studying biological ... continue reading

  • Jefferson 5th grader wins Don't Bug Me Poster Contest

    05.17.16

    Originally posted May 17, 2016 Landon Brown, 5th grader at Jefferson Elementary, won the 2016 "Don't Bug Me" poster contest. Each year Hillcrest Hospital and the Tulsa Health Department sponsor the contest. Students in 4th or 5th grade that attend school in Tulsa County are eligible to enter an original poster idea. This year, students at 33 different schools submitted entries. Landon's original poster submission was chosen by the Tulsa Roughnecks Soccer Team as the winning entry. ... continue reading

  • Last day of school is Friday, May 20

    05.17.16

    Originally posted May 18, 2016   Just a few more days! Last day of school is this Friday. pic.twitter.com/JbuvJox2KH — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) May 18, 2016 continue reading

  • Jefferson hosts first-ever senior reception

    05.06.16

    Originally posted May 6, 2016 Here are some pictures of our Senior Reception. We had such a great turnout!! -- Jessica McNeil, Community School Coordinator for Jefferson/Jarman Elementary Every year, Union elementary schools host reunions for seniors around this time of year for former students who are graduating. However, this was the first year Jefferson Elementary School was able to host one. “Jefferson has been waiting for this day since we opened in the fall of ... continue reading

  • Save the date! Library summer reading program starts May 31

    05.06.16

    Originally posted May 6, 2016 Save the date! Tulsa City-County Library's Summer Reading Program starts May 31! Sign up for the children's, teen, or adult program in person at any library to receive your printed reading log, or register online and print your reading log from home - no library card required.  If you would like to register ahead of time, you can pick up a printed reading log in person at your local library or register online and print a reading log at www. ... continue reading

  • FREE concert tonight! Be There! Percussion Rules!

    05.03.16

    Originally posted May 3, 2016   Tonight, May 3! 7pm! UHS PAC! Free! Percussion! Music! Be there! pic.twitter.com/sGErATHCew — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) May 3, 2016 continue reading

  • Youth football, spirit registration information

    05.03.16

    Originally posted May 3, 2016 2016 UYFA TACKLE FOOTBALL REGISTRATION Registration day - MAY 7th and 21st Union High School - UMAC 9am - 2pm Registration info - Uniform Fittings - Physicals Union Youth Football Association 2016 UYFA SPIRIT REGISTRATION   Cheer, Pom and Highsteppers 1st-7th grades Uniform and camp clothes fittings will be on May 7th and May 21st at Midwest Sporting Goods located on the NE of 51st and Memorial (Fontana Shopping Center) from 9-2pm. ... continue reading

  • Union TOPs presents 'Rumors' May 2-7

    05.02.16

    Originally posted May 2, 2016   Union presents 'Rumors' May 2-7 https://t.co/YyLqg9Uu45 @UnionFineArts @9GCUnion @UnionHSTulsa @UHSstudents_ pic.twitter.com/FWaUvKJBpX — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) May 2, 2016 continue reading

  • Jefferson Math Night Tuesday, May 2

    05.02.16

    Originally posted May 2, 2016 Jefferson families are invited to join us Tuesday, May 3, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. for our Star Wars themed Math Night.  Parents will have just as much fun as our students doing the math activities planned.  May the force be with you.  – Principal Kim Rampey continue reading

  • 5th graders prepare for tonight's show

    05.02.16

    Originally posted May 2, 2016 Members of the Union Public Schools 5th Grade Choir rehearse for their May 2 show at Union High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The students represent honor choirs from all of the elementary school sites.  The Fifth Grade YouthARTS! Concert is Monday, May 2, at 6:30 p.m. at Union High School. Come travel America’s highway with us as we take a trip along “Route 66." This concert features songs from each state along the way and includes well known tunes ... continue reading

  • Jefferson Pre-K kids on parade!

    05.02.16

    Originally posted May 2, 2016 Enjoy these images of Jefferson pre-kindergarten students during last Friday's Transportation parade! continue reading

  • Who is your favorite teacher?

    05.02.16

    Originally posted May 3, 2016   Who was your favorite teacher and why?#TeacherAppreciationWeek pic.twitter.com/iqlkKGGL1L— Tulsa Regional STEM (@TulsaSTEM) May 2, 2016 continue reading

  • Happy Admin. Assistant Day

    04.27.16

    Originally posted April 28, 2016 Jefferson celebrated Administrative Assistant’s Day today in honor of our wonderful receptionist, Debbie Carpenter, and secretary, Vicki Stewart.  They definitely keeps us running every single day!  We appreciate these ladies so much! -- Kim Rampey, Principal, Jefferson Elementary  Happy Admin Assistant Day! Mrs Duke is the best!!! Thank you for all you do!! pic.twitter.com/P5Db6p54rQ — Union Alternative (@UnionAltEd) April 28, 2016 continue reading

  • Elementary schools invite seniors to reunions

    04.26.16

    Originally posted April 25, 2016 Every year, Union elementary schools host reunions for seniors around this time of year for former students who are graduating. However, this is the first year, Jefferson Elementary School will be able to host one. “Jefferson has been waiting for this day since we opened in the fall of 2008,” Principal Kim Rampey said. “We are so excited to be hosting our 1st Annual Senior Reunion on Thursday, May 5 starting at 4 p.m.  There are 32 ... continue reading

  • Jefferson art students paint irises

    04.26.16

    Originally posted April 26, 2016 Monday, we explored the irises in our butterfly garden before starting our paintings based on Van Gogh's "Irises." We are so lucky that one of our teachers, Mrs. Harper, took on the task of revitalizing this garden last year. 1st grade was so excited to see, smell, and touch the very same type of flowers Van Gogh painted. It really made his work come to life. Thanks Mrs. Harper! - Art teacher Renee Williams - Like her Facebook page! continue reading

  • Island in the Sun: Jefferson third grade musical

    04.25.16

    Originally posted April 22, 2016   Jefferson third graders performed their annual spring musical for students Thursday and agaian later for parents and families Thursday night. Entitled "Island in the Sun," the musical featured fun music, some dancing and students playing instruments. The musical was directed by music teacher Kathy Dvorak. The event coincides with Union's annual YouthArts! program. YouthArts! is one of the longest running festivals of its type in the ... continue reading

  • Summer Community Education classes offered

    04.25.16

    Originally posted April 25, 2016 Come join Community Education for some fun filled classes this summer at Moore Elementary! Enroll now for Bricks 4 Kidz, Combat Zone Karte, Tippi Toes, and Young Rembrandts. See download form. Kim Jennings, Community Education, Union Public School, 918-357-6029 continue reading

  • Union activities, events tonight cancelled due to weather

    04.25.16

    Originally posted April 26, 2016 Due to anticipated severe weather this evening, Union Public Schools is cancelling all after-school-classes, practices, activities, and events.  That includes Union’s Adult Community Education ESL and GED classes.  The only exception is EDP--Union’s Extended Day Program. We are encouraging EDP parents to pick up their students early, if possible.   continue reading

  • State PTA Reflections winners announced

    04.23.16

    Originally posted April 21, 2016 Congratulations to the Union students who placed in the state PTA Reflections contest.  - Hillary Liebermanm Union PTA Reflections Chair. Union students who entered the PTA Reflections contest and have won at the state level are listed below:   Stormie Rachelle Pagan Literature High School Union High PTA Become an Inspiration Madison Bremer ... continue reading

  • Last day of school is Friday, May 20

    04.22.16

    Originally posted April 19, 2016   The last day of school for Union Public Schools will be Friday, May, 20! — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) April 19, 2016 continue reading

  • Jefferson receives Foundation grant

    04.22.16

    Originally posted April 22, 2016 Community School Coordinator Jessica McNeil receiving her Union Schools Education Foundation grant at Jefferson Elementary! continue reading

  • Visual arts display for YouthArts! open at the UMAC

    04.20.16

    Originally posted April 20, 2016 The annual visual arts exhibition for YouthArts! is under way at the UMAC. You need to visit to see some of the great talent on display from all the grades from across the district. The photos on this page only show some of the items you might see. See schedule for this year's annual YouthArts! celebration. continue reading

  • YouthArts! brings visual delights to the UMAC

    04.19.16

    Originally posted April 20, 2016   Lots to see at the UMAC for #YouthArts https://t.co/GZfydcwjAu @UnionFineArts pic.twitter.com/UUy0l6LRCj— Union Schools (@UnionSchools) April 20, 2016 continue reading

  • Darth Vader crosses Shakespeare! What did Union Drama do? Tickets are $5

    04.18.16

    Originally posted April 14, 2016 What do you get when you mash up Shakespeare with "Star Wars" with SteamPunk costumes and set designs? You get -- "Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope" something kids of all ages will enjoy. Directed by teacher Troy Powell, the High School drama students - including two from the 9th Grade Center - tell the story of the original "Star Wars" movie but in the style of William Shakespeare as adapted by Cody Daigle-Orians. ... continue reading

  • Union hosts summer camp expo for families

    04.14.16

    Originally posted April 14, 2016 Union Public Schools hosted a summer camp enrollment fair Wednesday which attracted several families as they explored opportunities children could participate in this summer. The camp was held at the 6th/7th Grade Center; photos on this page by McAuliffe Community Schools coordinator Emma Thadani. Representatives from residential camps, local day camps, and summer programs for ages 4 – 18 spoke with families about what they offer, spanning the spectrum from ... continue reading

  • Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope runs April 18-23

    04.14.16

    Originally posted April 14, 2016 Enjoy these dress rehearsal pictures taken by High School teacher Amy Riker on Monday, featuring Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope. "I loved taking these pictures," Riker said. "It combines three of my favorite things: Shakespeare, Star Wars and Steampunk." The play runs 7 p.m. April 18-23 at the High School Studio Theatre. It is directed by Troy Powell. Tickets are $5. continue reading

  • Enrollment under way for Union summer camp

    04.11.16

    Originally posted April 7, 2016 The Union Extended Day Program will host summer camp May 31-August 5 at Jefferson Elementary School, 8418 S. 107 E. Ave., for students currently enrolled at Union Public Schools pre-kindergarten to fifth grade. This year's theme is Land of Opportunities. Camp is for students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. Class is limited to 150 students (20 for pre-kindergarten students). For enrollment information, click on the download link above.  If ... continue reading

  • 37th annual YouthArts! Festival to run April 14-May 17

    04.11.16

    Originally posted April 11, 2016 Union's Fine Arts Department proudly presents YouthArts!, an annual fine arts festival showcasing the creative works and talents of elementary and secondary students. YouthArts! is one of the longest running festivals of its type in the state of Oklahoma, celebrating its 37th anniversary in the spring of 2016. It was founded by Ed Tackett, now retired director of Fine Arts, and has grown immensely over the years. The 2016 Festival will run from April 14-May 17. ... continue reading

  • Thank you, partners

    04.10.16

    Originally posted April 11, 2016   Because of you, Union Community Partners, our students enjoy enriched and engaged learning that advances their... https://t.co/D4I52e3HWD— Union Schools (@UnionSchools) April 11, 2016 continue reading

  • Union students winners at State PTA Reflections contest

    04.08.16

    Originally posted April 6, 2016 Congratulations to the Union students who entered the PTA Reflections contest and won at the state level. - Hillary Lieberman, Union PTA Reflections Chair Stormie Rachelle Pagan Literature High school Union High PTA Become an Inspiration Madison Bremer Literature High school Union High PTA All It Takes Is ... continue reading

  • Tutoring directory available for parents

    04.06.16

    Originally posted March 29, 2016 The Union College & Career Center is piloting a tutoring program this spring for all students across the district, and is sharing a list of tutors available for students and families. A directory of teachers, containing subject fields, fees and contact information, is being shared for families and students. Tutoring sessions with teachers are held in a public place outside of school hours. Appointments must be made with the tutor. continue reading

  • Be Wise & Immunize at the Tulsa Zoo April 23!

    04.06.16

    Originally posted March 30, 2016 LIONS AND TIGERS...AND IMMUNIZATIONS, OH MY! "BE WISE IMMUNIZE AT THE TULSA ZOO 2016" 6421 E. 36TH Street North, Tulsa Saturday, April 23 - 10 am until 2 pm Enjoy FREE admission to the Tulsa Zoo for each child immunized at event PLUS up to two accompanying family members! Immunizations for infants and children through 18 years of age Children must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian; must bring immunization record ... continue reading

  • Jefferson to host senior reunion May 5

    04.06.16

    Originally posted April 6, 2016 Senior who attended Jefferson Elementary are invited to a reunion at 4 pm Thursday, May 5 in the media center. Refreshments provided, bring your memories! - Jessica McNeil, Community School Coordinator continue reading

  • 5th Grade YouthArts! Concert set May 2

    04.06.16

    Originally posted April 6, 2016 Save the date! The Fifth Grade YouthARTS! Concert is Monday, May 2, at 6:30 p.m. at Union High School. Come travel America’s highway with us as we take a trip along “Route 66." This concert features songs from each state along the way and includes wellknown tunes such as “California Dreamin’” and “Surfin’ U.S.A.” This road trip will be a blast! continue reading

  • Clothing drive under way; new socks, underwear needed

    04.04.16

    Originally posted April 4, 2015 Please donate new socks and new underwear April 4–22. There is a great need! Please drop them off at your school site. continue reading

  • Jefferson students learn how to make ice cream in a bag

    04.01.16

    Originally posted March 29, 2016 Yes, ice cream is being made in a bag (and eaten) by students at Jefferson as a project to go along with a lesson on snack foods.   We think of ice cream as a not so healthy snack when in reality it has all the nutrients of milk just in smaller amounts. But, don’t add the hot fudge, caramel, chocolate chip cookie dough….  We make ours with ½ & ½ and 1% milk in equal parts making it a little lower in fat than commercial ice ... continue reading

  • Early enrollment information for PreK, K, 3-year-olds

    03.29.16

    Originally posted February 15, 2016  Click on the link above to download this information in English and Spanish as well as information for early childhood, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten enrollment. PRE-KINDERGARTEN AND KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT Hours for the enrollment dates below are 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Enrollment Center located at 6011 S 89 E Ave., on 61st between Memorial and Mingo. Children who are at least four years old on or before September 1, 2016, may be ... continue reading

  • Muskogee educators tour Jefferson's ABL classroom

    03.29.16

    Originally posted March 29, 2016 Early childhood educators from the Muskogee School District toured the new Action-Based Learning Lab at Jefferson Elementary School this morning. The vistors explained to Principal Kim Rampey and physical education teacher Diana Irick that they are exploring avenues to improve education at their school site. The visitors have previously visited the Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center. Irick, who helped secure the program for Jefferson, said the class ... continue reading

  • Jefferson students get fit through team building

    03.29.16

    Originally posted March 29, 2016 Representatives from the Tulsa City-County Health Department visited with classrooms at Jefferson Elementary School to talk good health and fitness and working together. "They were doing team building activities with our students that all included physical activity of some kind," explained Kim Rampey, principal of Jefferson Elementary. One of the activities called for students to form two lines as they held hands. Next, they had to pass a hula ... continue reading

  • Union offers summer basketball camps Grades 1-9

    03.25.16

    Originally posted March 25, 2016   Union offers summer basketball camps Grades 1-9 https://t.co/Ou675ofSgY @Union_Hoops @Union_Athletics pic.twitter.com/GHBQaaQJer — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) March 25, 2016 continue reading

  • Science & math camps coming this summer!

    03.24.16

    Originally posted March 24, 2016   Science & math camps coming this summer! Learn more & sign-up at the #STEM Summer Camp Fair TODAY @ 3pm. https://t.co/YpWUsLNQUQ / — Tulsa Regional STEM (@TulsaSTEM) March 24, 2016 continue reading

  • Jefferson students learn about health

    03.24.16

    Originally posted March 24, 2016 Representatives from the Tulsa City-County Health Department and nursing staff from the University of Oklahoma have been visiting Jefferson Elementary School to talk to students about eating right and making good health choices during specials this week. Students in music and art learned about about how different foods affect a person and during P.E., students participated in activities with food-based themes. The health department viisited Jefferson for three ... continue reading

  • Jefferson Book Fair under way through March 31

    03.23.16

    Originally posted March 23, 2016   Jefferson Elementary Book Fair under way through March 31, featuring your media specialist Linda Estes! pic.twitter.com/sgW7DDDyN0 — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) March 23, 2016 continue reading

  • Parents of 5th graders take tour of 6th Grade Center

    03.14.16

    Originally posted March 14, 2015 To help ally any fears parents might have about their fifth grade children as they enter the sixth grade next year, Union provided two tours for parents last week. Parents toured classrooms, the fine arts and athletics areas and the media center. They learned more about the cafeteria and how students moved from class to class. continue reading

  • Jefferson starts spring break with 'Hungry Hippos'

    03.14.16

    Originally posted March 14, 2016 In celebration of good character through its Gotcha! program, Jefferson students had fun Friday afternoon as they wanted Principal Kim Rampey, several teachers and some students play in a game of Human Hungry Hippos. In the game, four teams of two take turns scooping up colored balls from the middle of the gym with a basket. After the fun, several more students were honored as the winners of a lucky draw contest for some prizes. What a great way to start spring ... continue reading

  • Teachers are the lifeblood of Oklahoma

    03.10.16

    Originally posted March 10, 2016 On Wednesday at the Teacher of the Year pep rally, Superintendent Dr. Kirt Hartzler and Associate Superintendent Dr. Kathy Dodd thanked teachers for their service and applauded their efforts to provide the best education possible to students. Below is Dr. Hartzler's speech: It is an honor to be here today as we recognize our Teachers of the Year for 2015-2016, and to celebrate the importance of what it means to be an educator.   I would like ... continue reading

  • 5th grade parents may sign up for tours at 6th Grade Center

    03.07.16

    Originally posted March 7, 2016   5th Grade Parents- click the link below to sign up for an upcoming tour of U67!https://t.co/4mUA597lNz pic.twitter.com/Gx8EMToTuq — Union 6th/7th Center (@Union67Center) March 7, 2016 continue reading

  • Clark, Jefferson learn 'What Inspires Us'

    03.04.16

    Originally posted March 4, 2016 Students from Clark and Jefferson Elementary enrolled in "What Inspires Us," an after school club that meets twice a week to discover the art in science, took a field trip to Gilcrease Museum on Thursday. Students were able to tour one of the exhibits they learned about in the class, Rick Barlow's "Things You Know But Cannot Explain." Students wrapped up the trip with a trio from the Tulsa Symphony. This after school program was provided by a ... continue reading

  • Jefferson celebrates Read Across America

    03.04.16

    Originally posted March 4, 2016 Jefferson Elementary School has been celebratng Read Across Week and the birthday of Dr. Seuss (on March 2) by promoting reading activities this week and decorating classroom doors.  continue reading

  • Parent forum on state education budget Tuesday, March 8

    03.03.16

    Originally posted March 4, 2016 If you would like to learn more about the budget issue and the impact on our schools, there's an event happening at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 8  at Darnaby Elementary School, 7625 E. 87th Street. The forum will feature Gene Perry, Policy Director for the Oklahoma Policy Institute, speaking on the current budget crisis and the effects these shortfalls and cuts are having on Oklahoma schools. Organizers write on the Facebook event page, "Please ... continue reading

  • Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

    03.02.16

    Originally posted March 2, 2016   Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! How are you celebrating? https://t.co/idHQDLk7IC #ReadAcrossAmerica #okea #oklaed pic.twitter.com/OcpD7w4B0W — OK Education Assoc. (@okea) March 2, 2016 continue reading

  • Donate Prom gowns during month of March

    02.28.16

    Originally posted February 29, 2016   Please donate gently used or new evening/prom gowns to give a young girl a chance to go to Prom. From March 2-25. pic.twitter.com/tAByHCOZDG — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) February 29, 2016 continue reading

  • Jefferson Teacher of the Year: Brenda Robinson

    02.24.16

    The District Teacher of the Year will be named during a reception for all teachers at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 9 at the Union Performing Arts Center. Originally posted February 24, 2016 Jefferson Elementary Brenda Robinson, 1st/2nd Multiage Attended Sapulpa Public Schools from kindergarten through high school graduation in 1986, with only a brief first grade stop at Broken Arrow Public Schools.  Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education, University of Central Oklahoma ... continue reading

  • New stuff at the U-Wear Spirit Store

    02.23.16

    Originally posted February 23, 2016   Now in stock Union Nike compression tops and shorts!! #unionathleticwear #getyourunionon pic.twitter.com/qP5FGsd0Cj— U-Wear Spirit Store (@U_WearStore) February 22, 2016 continue reading

  • 2nd annual PTA District Wide Chess Tournament set March 26

    02.22.16

    Originally posted February 22, 2016 The Union PTA Council is hosting a free elementary chess tournament on Saturday, March 26.  Union students in grades 1-5 are invited to participate.  About 130 kids showed up for PTA's very first district wide elementary chess tournament in 2015, and the PTA hope to double participation this year!  Registration forms will be available at the front office of each Elementary School "Chess fits into Union's STEM ... continue reading

  • PTA Council selling spirit wear; orders due Feb. 26

    02.18.16

    Originally posted February 19, 2016 The Union PTA Council is selling spirit wear to raise funds for student scholarships and other PTA events. Orders are due by Friday, February 26. Use the download button to access the order form. continue reading

  • Board Report - February 8

    02.11.16

    Originally posted JFebruary 10, 2016 Foundation event online ticket sales end at midnight Monday! During the Communications portion of the meeting, Superintendent Dr. Kirt Hartzler, urged everyone to be sure to get their tickets soon for the Union Schools Education Foundation’s “A Night of FOCUS" (Fund Our Children at Union Schools), a fundraising dinner and auction, that will be held 6 p.m. Saturday, February 20, at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, 5 South Boston Ave. ... continue reading

  • Enroll now for spring break camp

    02.11.16

    Originally posted February 11, 2016 The Union Extended Day Program will host a spring break camp March 14-18 at Jefferson Elementary School, 8418 S. 107th E. Ave., for students currently enrolled at Union Public Schools pre-kindergarten to fifth grade. This year's theme is Tapping into Nature. Class is limited to 150 students (20 for pre-kindergarten students). For enrollment information, click on the download link above. If enrollment reaches 150 students, camp enrollment will be ... continue reading

  • PTA to host trading card tournament Feb. 13

    02.08.16

    Originally posted January 5, 2016 Time for some fun! The Union PTA Trading Card Tournament will take place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. February 13 at the 9th Grade Center. There will be tournament and door prizes as well as concessions. Wizard's Asylum is sponsoring the event, which a fund raiser for the PTA. See download to view some of the games. Entry fee is $5.   ONLINE SIGN UP AND REGISTRATION:  http://j.mp/UnionCardGame16   continue reading

  • Vote today; polls open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    02.08.16

    Originally posted February 9, 2016 Remember to vote today! Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. today, Tuesday, February 9. Please be sure to check the map and the precinct listing below. If your precinct number or polling place has changed, the Election Board should have sent you notification and a new voter registration card. State law requires voters to show either their voter registration card or a current, unexpired photo ID issued by the US government, the State of Oklahoma, or a ... continue reading

  • Union election tomorrow! Polls open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    02.08.16

    Originally posted February 8, 2016 Union’s 95 school buses transport 10-thousand-500 students and collectively travel a distance equivalent to a round trip from Houston, Texas, to Seattle, Washington-- --every school day! It is essential that we replace older, high-mileage buses to sustain efficiency, ensure safety, and avoid breakdowns on busy highways.  Proposition 2 on the February 9 bond issue calls for 8 regular route and two special education buses.  Please remember to vote ... continue reading

  • Jefferson celebrates the 100th day of school

    02.08.16

    Originally posted February 8, 2016 To celebrate the 100th Day of School, Jefferson teachers and students dressed the part!!!  We had several 100 year-olds walking the halls on this day!!  What fun!! Kindergarten teachers are from left to right:  Stacy Otto, Tracy Finch and Liz Hayes Kim Rampey, Principal, Jefferson Elementary continue reading

  • Two propositions on the Tuesday, Feb. 9 ballot

    02.05.16

    Originally posted February 4, 2016 Union’s reputation for forging ahead --- leading the way in public education innovation from early childhood programs through graduation---continues to attract families to the district.  On Tuesday, February 9, voters are asked to pass two propositions to accommodate district growth.  Major projects include construction of Elementary 14---the first half of which will open for 500 students in fall of 2017---new roofing at Darnaby; flooring at Moore; ... continue reading

  • Reminder: Check your child's backpack after school today

    02.04.16

    Originally posted February 4, 2016 Parents: Be sure to check your child's backpack and/or take home materials today for a flyer about the February 9 bond election. For more information, Forge Ahead. Forging Ahead $27-Million Bond Issue - VOTE Tuesday, February 9 Passage WILL NOT increase taxes above traditional levels! The merging of four small school districts in 1919 forged Union Public Schools—now considered a premier Oklahoma district, which is nationally recognized for ... continue reading

  • Walk-in absentee balloting today, Friday

    02.04.16

    Originally posted February 4, 2016 Walk-In absentee balloting at the Election Board office (555 N. Denver) is Thursday, February 4, and Friday, February 5, 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. For more information, call the Tulsa County Election Board at 918-596-5766 or 918-596-5780. http://www.unionps.org/absentee-ballots/ continue reading

  • Union needs more school buses; voter approval sought Feb. 9

    02.03.16

    Originally posted February 1, 2016 Union’s 95 school buses transport 10-thousand-500 students and collectively travel a distance equivalent to a round trip from Houston, Texas, to Seattle, Washington-- --every school day! It is essential that we replace older, high-mileage buses to sustain efficiency, ensure safety, and avoid breakdowns on busy highways.  Proposition 2 on the February 9 bond issue calls for 8 regular route and two special education buses.  Please remember to vote ... continue reading

  • Thank you to all of our school counselors

    02.03.16

    Originally posted February 3, 2016   Thank you to all of our counselors at Union! #SchoolCounselorWeek pic.twitter.com/sNM9JFsWSz — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) February 3, 2016 continue reading

  • Watch Union redefine the high school music

    02.02.16

    Originally posted February 1, 2016 If anyone out there thinks Union is best known as for its athletics, watch this! As a parent and an employee, I am so proud of the plethora of high-caliber co-curricular activities we offer our amazing kiddos. Come see Rach (her daughter) and her friends redefine "high school musical" on Feb. 3-6 at the Union PAC!!! - Associated Superintendent of Teaching and Learning Dr. Kathy Dodd   Watch Union redefine 'high school musical' Feb. 3-6 ... continue reading

  • Young People's Creative Writing Contest

    01.30.16

    Originally posted January 30, 2016   Entries for the 2016 Young People's Creative Writing Contest will be accepted as of 2/1! https://t.co/Gp6gCwBomq pic.twitter.com/PrxeU2O4QI — Tulsa Library (@tulsalibrary) January 25, 2016 continue reading

  • 'Mary Poppins' to run Wednesday through Saturday

    01.29.16

    Originally posted January 29, 2016 It's almost here! The Union Public Schools All-School musical, Mary Poppins, starts Wednesday and runs through Saturday, February 6. Performances will be at 7 p.m.in the Union Performing Arts Center on the High School campus on February 3-6. Ticket prices vary. Expect a great show; just take a look at the dress rehearsal pictures taken by yearbook editor Amy Riker Thursday night. Purchase tickets here,  call the Expo Square ... continue reading

  • 5th Grade Parents: Be a part of the Band!

    01.26.16

    Originally posted January 26, 2016   Dear 5th grade @UnionSchools parents, we hope that your student will #BePartoftheBand! https://t.co/IVdSKQgIdZ — Union Bands (@UnionBands) January 25, 2016 continue reading

  • Action-Based Learning at Jefferson

    01.26.16

    Originally posted January 27, 2016 Action Based Learning (ABL). ABL promotes the body of science supporting increase physical activity throughout the school day to increase academic success and emotional well-being.  Strategies are research-based and have proven results. ABL “labs” are classrooms that provide a series of progressions and stations, each designed to incorporate physical activity into lessons. Balance, coordination, spatial awareness, directionality, and visual ... continue reading

  • Union Schools Education Foundation to host dinner, auction Feb. 20

    01.25.16

    Originally posted January 20, 2016 The Union Schools Education Foundation will host “A Night of Focus,” its annual dinner and auction to raise funds for teachers, at 6 p.m. Saturday, February 20, at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, 5 South Boston Ave.  A VIP reception will be held at 5:30 p.m.  Channel 6 Morning News anchor LeAnne Taylor will serve as honorary emcee for the event, which will raise funds for teacher grants and classroom activities that benefit students. Tickets ... continue reading

  • Remember the date: bond election Tuesday, Feb. 9

    01.19.16

    Originally posted January 19, 2016 On Tuesday, February 9, Union voters are being asked to decide a 27-million-dollar bond issue.  Passage will NOT increase taxes above traditional levels but WILL provide essentials for the district’s more than 16-thousand students.  Funds will be used to purchase textbooks, library books, STEM equipment, instructional technology, and school buses.  We’ll be able to start construction on Elementary 14 and provide uniforms, band instruments ... continue reading

  • Union seeks voter approval of $27 million bond issue on Tuesday, Feb. 9

    01.19.16

    Originally posted January 19, 2016 Union Public Schools is asking voters to approve a $27 million bond package that includes building the first phase of a new elementary school. The new elementary accounts for about $15 million of the bond package. It would be located on 31st Street, east of Garnett Road, and would be the district’s 14th elementary site. Union hopes to open the school with approximately 500 students in the fall of 2017. A future bond issue would ask for additional funding ... continue reading

  • Text Community1 to 22333; help Union win

    01.19.16

    Originally posted January 19, 2016   Text Community1 to 22333. Help Union win #VZAppChallenge! Prize=$15k & chance to build app with MIT @medialab! https://t.co/NzGZwJTNPB — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) January 19, 2016 continue reading

  • Forging Ahead: Union seeks voter approval of $27 million bond issue on Tuesday, February 9

    01.18.16

    Originally posted January 7, 2016 Tuesday, February 9, Union Public Schools is asking patrons to consider approval of a $27-million school bond issue, the largest portion of which includes the construction of an elementary to enable students throughout the district to attend school closer to home.  Passage will not increase taxes above traditional levels and requires at least 60-percent of the vote. Visit our special section about the bond election for more information! There are two questions ... continue reading

  • Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    01.18.16

    Originally posted January 18, 2016   May the words of Dr. King inspire us today and every day. #MLKDay pic.twitter.com/jNO1NUiRCB — The College Board (@CollegeBoard) January 18, 2016 continue reading

  • Deadline to register to vote in Union's election is this Friday, January 15

    01.15.16

    Originally posted January 11, 2016 Voter registration books close Friday, January 15. Union is seeking voter approval of a $27 million bond election on Tuesday, February 9.  Completed registration forms must be postmarked by January 16. You can obtain a registration form at any Union school site, the Union Education Service Center, or the Tulsa County Election Board. For more information, call the Tulsa County Election Board at 918-596-5780. Forging Ahead  - Vote Tuesday, February 9 ... continue reading

  • Have you purchased tickets for 'Mary Poppins'?

    01.15.16

    Originally posted January 16 2016   Rehearsals continue for Mary Poppins. Have you purchased your tickets yet? https://t.co/6fF1oo0EDP @UnionFineArts pic.twitter.com/6QWEdRFDwK — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) January 15, 2016     The Union Fine Arts Department is pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for this year’s All-School musical, Mary Poppins.  Performances will be at 7 p.m.in the Union Performing Arts Center on the High ... continue reading

  • Free Community Education fair today at the UMAC

    01.14.16

    Originally posted January 14, 2015 Join us Thursday January 14 from 6:30 - 8 for a FREE Community Education Fair located in the Redskin Room at the UMAC. Find out about our KIDS YOGA program and TONS of other great after school activities for your children....Young Rembrandts, Dancing, Martial Arts, Basketball and many more! continue reading

  • Forge Ahead: Invest in Union's children

    01.13.16

    Originally postted January 13, 2016 The merging of four small school districts in 1919 forged Union Public Schools---now considered a premier Oklahoma district. On Tuesday, Feb. 9, voters are asked to continue to invest in Union’s students and the district’s excellence—to forge ahead with projects to accommodate growth and provide the facilities, school buses, equipment and technology our students could not have without successful school bond elections.  Please remember to vote ... continue reading

  • Jefferson students participate in Action Based Learning lab

    01.13.16

    Originally posted January 13, 2016 A small crew from the Tulsa County Health Department filmed Jefferson students as they ran through a circuit in the school's new Action-Based Learning Lab Tuesday. Tulsa County Health Department, who also interviewed Principal Km Rampey, teacher Lisa Overstreet and P.E. teacher Diana Irick, is working on a grant application and needs to submit a short video associated with the lab. Irick, who helped secure the program for Jefferson, said the class does ... continue reading

  • Fifth graders encouraged to enroll in sixth grade music classes

    01.13.16

    Originally posted January 13, 2016 Jefferson fifth graders were invited to enroll in one of the music classes next year the 6th Grade Center during a Fine Arts show Tuesday when sixth grade music faculty talked to the students and showed them some of the instruments they might be playing. The fine arts show will make a stop at all of the elementary schools this fall. Last month, fifth graders watched a special concert showing what sith graders had already learned. Sixxh grade teachers talked to ... continue reading

  • Forging Ahead: Vote Tuesday, Feb. 9

    01.08.16

    Originally posted January 8, 2016   Forging Ahead: Union Bond Election is Tuesday, Feb. 9. Every vote counts! https://t.co/vYmR7TXRnV — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) January 8, 2016 continue reading

  • Enroll for spring Community Education classes

    01.07.16

    Originally posted December 9, 2015 Community Education is offering new classes for the spring semester at several of our schools. Visit our Community Education page to download our spring catalog and enrollment form. Union Community Education is a great way to expand your learning, fitness and talents. Our program offers after-school and evening classes in art, science, and exercise for students and adults. Our staff of teachers and instructors strive to give you the best ... continue reading

  • Intramural basketball schedules posted

    01.07.16

    Originally posted January 7, 2016   Intramural basketball schedules posted for boys and girls https://t.co/3pvHcWjN3d @Union_Athletics — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) January 7, 2016 continue reading

  • Clothing Closet seeking donations for January

    01.06.16

    Originally posted January 8, 2016 Please donate new toiletries & any gently used or new clothing items now through Jan. 22 at any Union school site. pic.twitter.com/gw6soT01TN — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) January 8, 2016 continue reading

  • Happy New Year!

    01.04.16

    Originally posted January 1, 2016 Happy New Year! Classes will resume Monday, January 4. It's going to be a great year! continue reading

  • Ice route/school closing information

    12.28.15

    Originally posted December 23, 2015 Each winter, Union Public Schools makes arrangements to alert parents about school closings or changes in bus routes because of icy or snowy conditions. In case of school closings, information will be posted on the district website and shared with local media for broadcasting. Union will notify families using its automated phone messaging system. Parents may also call the Union Public Schools Recorded Information Line (918-357-7065.) In some cases, Union may ... continue reading

  • UHype Crew at Jefferson Elementary Red Ribbon Assembly!

    12.21.15

    Originally posted December 21, 2015   UHype Crew at Jefferson Elementary Red Ribbon Assembly! https://t.co/gnDtaN2jye @UnionSchools @UHSstudents_ — UHype Crew (@UHypeCrew) December 18, 2015 continue reading

  • The Grinch visits classes at Jefferson Elementary

    12.18.15

    Originally posted December 14, 2015 The Grinch paid a visit to selected students Friday to watch "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" at Jefferson Elementary School. Each month, Assistant Principal Randi Aubertine dresses as a character, often a superhero in honor of their school's theme, and visits classes who have received Gotcha Gathering points for good lunch behavior. In the past, for example, she has dressed as Captain America and Wolverine. Normally, during the visits, they all get ... continue reading

  • School closed Dec. 21-Jan. 1 for winter break

    12.18.15

    Originally posted December 14, 2015 School will be closed Monday, December 21, through Friday, January 1, 2016. Classes will resume Monday, January 4. Happy Holidays and Happy New Years! The Education Service Center,  the Enrollment Center and the Warehouse and Distribution Center will be closed Thursday, December 24, through January 1, 2016.  Clinic Hours  The Clinic will be open during Winter Break with the exceptions of Thursday, December 24, and Friday, ... continue reading

  • Union invites fifth graders to take up music next school year

    12.16.15

    Originally posted December 16, 2015 The Union 6th Grade Orchestra, Choir, and Band performed for fifth graders from around Union Public Schools Tuesday morning for the annual 6th Grade Recruitment Concert, hoping to convince students to enroll in one of the music programs next year. Charles Pissarra, director of the Union Renegade Regiment High School Marching Band and assistant director of the Fine Arts Department, and other instructors talked to fifth graders about how important music is and ... continue reading

  • Please donate gently-used clothes for teenagers

    12.16.15

    Originally posted December 17, 2015 Union is asking for help this holiday season and into the new year. There is a particular need for gently-used clothing for teenagers. Families, who have teens who may have outgrown modern clothes other kids might want to wear, may want to donate those items to the Clothing Closet, 6110 S 99th E Ave. The CenterCross Clothing Closet is open every weekday that the Union School District is in session, for the hours 9 a.m.-11 a.m.  continue reading

  • Bring canned food to basketball season opening Tuesday

    12.07.15

    Originally posted December 7, 2015   #UnionHoops & @Ram_Basketball Nations! Help fight hunger in our communities by donating Dec 8th @ Season Openers pic.twitter.com/lf7kRYc6GP — Union Basketball (@Union_Hoops) December 7, 2015 continue reading

  • Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food

    12.04.15

    Originally posted November 18, 2015 It might surprise some, but even though Oklahoma is in the heart of Midwest, some kids in the city of Tulsa don’t know a great detail about how their food arrives on their dinner plate. Union’s Child Nutrition Department hopes to open children’s eyes and help them know their food. “When the popular program featuring Chef Jamie Oliver and his mission of improving school food came out a few years ago, I remember him telling his audience ... continue reading

  • Jefferson goes rowing

    12.04.15

    Originally posted December 4, 2015 Thomas Jefferson Rowing Team meets twice a week after school to practice on the indoor rowing ergs, play games and build teamwork. The Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation funds the program and also hosts a race in OKC for all the schools that participate in the after school program. Here are pictures from the race on Saturday, November 21st in Oklahoma City. Jefferson PE Coach Diana Irick and Principal Kim Rampey attended the race with the students. Thank you Oklahoma ... continue reading

  • Jefferson newsletter posted

    12.02.15

    Originally posted December 2, 2015   Jefferson Elementary newsletter is out! https://t.co/2xwptaYM4M — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) December 2, 2015 continue reading

  • Mentoring between Alternative & Jefferson kids reaps rewards

    12.02.15

    Originally posted December 2, 2015 Caring adults are important in a child’s life but sometimes a young kid needs the support of someone younger. Nowhere is this more evident than the bonds being created by the young students at Jefferson Elementary and the teens at the Union Alternative School. One young child, having a hard time adjusting to his new school, was inconsolable until he learned he would see his friend from the Alternative Center. Jefferson counselor Bobbie Fields said, ... continue reading

  • Teachers of the Year!

    11.25.15

    Originally posted November 25, 2015   Congratulations to our Union Public Schools Site Teachers of the Year! https://t.co/nHzLEAMVTj pic.twitter.com/if1AHn0nNj — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) November 12, 2015   continue reading

  • AFJROTC seeking clothing donations

    11.23.15

    Originally posted November 23, 2015 The Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps is heading up its own version of the USAF “Santa’s in Blue” clothing drive for the less fortunate members of our Union community this year. Any clothing will do and of course jackets and coats.  The clothing drive will run until Dec. 15. However our primary focus is those items that cannot be handed down like underwear, t-shirts and socks.  We are asking for these items to be ... continue reading

  • Jefferson hosts Turkey Trot

    11.23.15

    Originally posted November 23, 2015 Celebrating this festive time of the year,  Jefferson students enjoyed snacks and dancing Friday afternoon for their "Turkey Trot." The kids event sang "Happy Birthday" to school secretary Vicki Stewart. She and Principal Kim Rampey can be seen at the end of the photo gallery dancing.  continue reading

  • Show your support for the Foundation!

    11.22.15

    Originally posted November 20, 2015 Show your support for the Union Schools Education Foundation with a yard sign. Signs are just $15 and go toward a good cause. Contact Brandy Flewellen, executive director, at 918-357-6014. continue reading

  • Happy Thanksgiving; School closed Nov. 25-27

    11.19.15

    Originally posted November 19, 2015 Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at Union Public Schools! School and all education offices will be closed Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 25-27.  Also, please note that the Union Employee Clinic will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27, in observance of Thanksgiving. continue reading

  • Seating area for Union/Jenks game this Friday

    11.18.15

    Originally posted November 18, 2015   Hey @UHSstudents_ , if you're headed to the game this Friday, take a look at where to sit. pic.twitter.com/DMAnyg4AVM — Union Athletics (@Union_Athletics) November 18, 2015   continue reading

  • Union Schools sets Feb. 9, 2016, bond vote

    11.17.15

    Originally posted November 16, 2015 The Union Board of Education has scheduled a special election Tuesday, February 9, 2016, for voters to decide two propositions on a bond issue totaling $27 million.  If passed, the district will use the funds to address transportation and capital improvement needs. A major portion of the funds in Proposition I will go toward building an elementary school on the south side of 31st Street between Garnett and 129th East Ave. (the site of the former Green ... continue reading

  • Ticket info for OSSAA 6A State Semi-Finals: No. 1 Ranked Union against Jenks!

    11.16.15

    Originally posted November 16, 2015 Theme for this Friday is RED OUT!! So come Owasso Red and be LOUD!! #BeatJenks @UnionFootball @UHSstudents_ — UHype Crew (@UHypeCrew) November 17, 2015 Union vs. Jenks OSSAA 6A State Semi-Finals Friday, November 20, 2015, 7 p.m. Owasso Stadium, 12901 E. 86th St N, Owasso, OK Union is the home team and will sit on the WEST side of the stadium. Tickets on sale: Thursday, Nov 19, 3:30 p.m.-7 p.m, UMAC Ticket Booth Friday, ... continue reading

  • Board Report - November 9

    11.16.15

    Originally posted November 16, 2015 See past Board reports/minutes Board sets bond election for Tuesday, February 9, 2016 The Union Board of Education has scheduled a special election Tuesday, February 9, 2016, for voters to decide two propositions on a bond issue totaling $27 million.  If passed, the district will use the funds to address transportation and capital improvement needs. A major portion of the funds in Proposition I will go toward building an elementary school on the south ... continue reading

  • The World in Your Hands Art Contest

    11.14.15

    Originally posted November 14, 2015   The World in Your Hands Art Contest. Deadline: Jan. 8th. All girls 13-24 are eligible to enter.... https://t.co/8ah6eBAoAr — College and Careers (@cccunion) November 10, 2015   continue reading

  • Native American Family Night Tuesday, Nov. 10

    11.04.15

    Originally posted November 4, 2015 Native Americann students and their families are invited to join us for our Native American Parent Committee meetings and Family Night on Tuesday, November 10.  The parent committee meetings will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. in the 6/7th Grade Center Cafeteria.  A meal will be served and children’s writer Tim Tingle will share his talent.  We will be honoring our veterans, so please RSVP to 918-357-6146!  If we have not received a copy of ... continue reading

  • Jefferson teachers learn about Action Based Learning

    11.02.15

    Originally posted October 30, 2015 Jefferson teachers spent the afternoon in professional developent, learning about activities that engage students' minds through physical activities. Teachers also were introduced to a new lab, featuring equipment for Action Based Learning, funded through Schools for Healthy Lifestyles. P.E. teacher Diana Irick, who helped secure the program for Jefferson, said teachers learned how the equipment would be used and students will begin learning about the program ... continue reading

  • Clothing Closet needs donation of new underwear, socks

    11.02.15

    Originally posted November 2, 2015   Donate new underwear & socks Nov 4-20 at any Union school for the Clothing Closet. pic.twitter.com/r5bQMbQFy7 — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) November 2, 2015 continue reading

  • Jefferson newsletter posted

    11.02.15

    Originally posted November 2, 2015   Jefferson newsletter has been posted https://t.co/z7GF8NZaQD — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) November 2, 2015 continue reading

  • Enroll in Bricks for Kidz now

    11.01.15

    Originally posted October 30, 2015   Peters, @CedarRidgePTA have fun in Bricks 4 Kidz. 2nd session enrolling now! For more info, call 918-357-6029 pic.twitter.com/LGZUJVNFhc — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) October 30, 2015 continue reading

  • Brenda Robinson is the Jefferson Teacher of the Year

    10.30.15

    Originally posted October 30, 2015 Brenda Robinson is the Jefferson Teacher of the Year Jefferson Elementary is proud to announce that our Teacher of the Year is Brenda Robinson!! pic.twitter.com/CUCehc9ckq — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) October 30, 2015 continue reading

  • School closed Friday, October 30

    10.29.15

    Originally posted October 23, 2015 Reminder: School will be closed Friday, October 30, to allow teachers to participate in Professional Development Day.  The Education Service Center and the Enrollment Center will be open regular hours. On Sunday, November 1, you will need to set your clocks back one hour for the “fall back time change.” We won’t be springing forward for another four and a half months. At 2:00 A.M. on Sunday, November 1 is the official time to reset your ... continue reading

  • Jefferson students observe Red Ribbon Week

    10.26.15

    Originally posted October 26, 2015 Jefferson counselor Bobbie Fields talked with students today about the perils of drugs as part of a week-long observance of Red Ribbon Week, after plans for students to meet with local law enforcement changed. The school plans to have a special Red Ribbon Week assembly this Thursday. continue reading

  • #PackTheMac Oct. 29 for TipOff Night

    10.25.15

    Originally posted October 21, 2015 The Union Basketball Program would like to invite all elementaries and Union Youth Intramural Basketball Players out to meet the 2015-16 Varsity Redskins and Lady Redskins and help TipOff the Season!    TipOff Event October 29: We'll have a Meet & Greet area with an autograph & selfie station for the kids to meet the Varsity Redskins & Lady Redskins from 6:30-7:00pm just before the event. Meet & Greet at 6:30pm & ... continue reading

  • PTA clothing drive under way

    10.23.15

    Originally posted October 19, 2015 PTA Clothes Closet drive is under way for October. The PTA is seeking donations of coats, hats, gloves and scarves now through October 23. Please donate your gently used or new coats, hats, gloves and scarfs to help others. Please drop them off at your school’s donation site.    continue reading

  • Reconnecting Children with Nature event this Monday, Oct. 26

    10.23.15

    Originally posted October 23, 2015 Three-year-old students and their families will explore nature both inside and outside of the classrooms in a special event planned at the Rosa Parks Early Education Childhood Center that will run from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Union educators, especially art and pre-kindergarten teachers, are invited to attend.   Early Childhood Center invites parents, Union PreK educators to connect with nature Monday, Oct. 26. pic.twitter.com/rzsDPx32NE — Union ... continue reading

  • 'Annie Jr.' is an entertaining show!

    10.22.15

    Originally posted October 22, 2015   Students were treated to a sneak peak of Annie Jr. today! See the show 10/22-24 for $5, 7pm at U67! @UnionSchools pic.twitter.com/8lHxhEZi7V — Union 6th/7th Center (@Union67Center) October 22, 2015   continue reading

  • Jefferson hosts Family Cooking Night

    10.21.15

    Originally posted October 19, 2015 Jefferson Elementary hosted a Family Cooking Night open to all Jefferson students and their families—there were about 30 students, parents and grandparents that attended. Union’s own Executive Chef, Callie Fowler, helped the students make blenderless grape smoothies, kale salad with cranberries and veggie boats. Bridgette Lohn from the Tulsa Health Department also stopped by to talk with families about Farmers Markets. The following day, families went on ... continue reading

  • Clothing Closet seeks winter clothes

    10.20.15

    Originally posted October 19, 2015   The PTA is seeking donations of coats, hats, gloves and scarves now through October 23. pic.twitter.com/ZVWfeZXzXy — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) October 19, 2015   continue reading

  • Be a digital citizen

    10.19.15

    Originally posted October 19, 2015   Are you raising a digital citizen? #HaveTheTalk pic.twitter.com/wAOhfjQWCi — edutopia (@edutopia) October 19, 2015   continue reading

  • Foundation to host online auction Nov. 4-16

    10.19.15

    Originally p[osted October 19, 2015 The Union Schools Education Foundation Online Charity Auction will be November 4 at 8am through November 16 at 5 p.m. You will NOT want to miss this auction! Be one of the FIRST to preview the 2015 Union Schools Education Foundation auction items! Click the link below to register. Preregistration is open and strongly encouraged. Registration is required to participate! Register by Oct. 30th for a FREE gift! REGISTER HERE https://unionsef.ejoinme. ... continue reading

  • Jefferson enjoys new butterfly garden

    10.15.15

    Originally posted October 15, 2015 Jefferson is very proud of its butterfly garden. During June Lisa Harper, Jefferson reading specialist, worked with students to spruce up the area with new plants and mulch. The Grounds Department from Union was very helpful by providing many bags of mulch for this project. Mrs. Harper also worked to create a sign for the garden and a special Union butterfly. Our students will continue to work with Mrs. Harper to maintain this area for all to enjoy!! Kim Rampey, ... continue reading

  • Superheroes are everywhere at Jefferson - even the roof!

    10.14.15

    Originally posted October 14, 2015 Superhero action is all the rage at Jefferson Elementary School, from Principal Kim Rampey and her heroics on the top of the school building Tuesday just before Fall Break to the ongoing heroics of Assistant Principal Randi Aubertine and her visits as Captain America. Meeting their school United Way goal of $7,200 - Jefferson raised #8,045.87!, Principal Rampey read to students from the roof of the school and even lead some school dances such as The Electric ... continue reading

  • Fall Break: No school Oct. 15-16

    10.12.15

    Originally posted October 8, 2015 There is no school Wednesday - Friday, October 14-16, to allow for parent-teacher conferences on Wednesday, and Fall Break on Thursday and Friday. The Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center, however, will be open Wednesday, October 14. The Early Childhood Center will be closed Thursday and Friday. Families may receive home visits during that time. The Education Service Center and Enrollment Center will be open for regular hours all week. We hope you enjoy ... continue reading

  • Ubotics Garage sale Saturday, Oct. 10

    10.08.15

    Originally posted October 9, 2015   UboticsGarage Sale, 8-11 a.m. Sat., Oct. 10 at 9th Grade Center. @UnionHSTulsa @Union9GC @UHSstudents @UHypeCrew pic.twitter.com/ftYz0UAutb — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) October 8, 2015 continue reading

  • Whiteout for Homecoming Game

    10.07.15

    Originally posted October 7, 2015   Homecoming Game This Friday!! Come Out Be Loud Its WHITEOUT!! pic.twitter.com/YrDokF0c0l — UHype Crew (@UHypeCrew) October 7, 2015 continue reading

  • Homecoming tickets on sale this week

    10.07.15

    Originally posted October 7, 2015 Homecoming Game - Union vs. Southmoore -  is this Friday, October 9. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. Tickets on sale: Thurs., Oct. 8, 3:30-7:00 p.m, UMAC Ticket Booth Fri., Oct 9, 5:30 p.m. at all Stadium Gates Reserved Seat Tickets - $10.00 General Admission Tickets: Adults - $7.00     Students - $4.00 Accepted Passes (enter Gate 2): Union Employee ID, Adult & Student All-Sports Pass, OSSAA, OCA, and Gold Key Card   A ... continue reading

  • Foundation to host online auction Nov. 4-16

    10.07.15

    Originally posted October 7, 2015 Brandy Flewellen, executive director for the Union Schools Education Foundation, talks at the PTA Council meeting today about the orgnization. She invited PTA members to help communicate Foundation events and talked about upcoming events, including an upcoming online auction. The Union Schools Education Foundation is hosting it's 3rd annual online auction November 4-16 and it is seeking item donations. If you, your friends, business have items to donate to this ... continue reading

  • Middle-School Musical 'Annie Jr' set Oct. 22-24

    10.06.15

    Originally posted October 6, 2015 Union Public Schools invites the community to enjoy the Middle School Musical of "Annie Jr" which runs nightly 7 p.m., October 22-24 at the 6th/7th Grade Center cafeteria. Tickets are $5. The musical features students from grades 6-8. The play is directed by drama teacher Nichole Miller. "Annie Jr." is a shortened version of the musical "Annie," about the famous redheaded orphan girl and Daddy Warbucks.     ... continue reading

  • State award given to Jefferson P.E. teacher

    10.06.15

    Originally posted Octover 6, 2015 Jefferson Principal Kim Rampey presents P.E. teacher Diana Irick with her award for being named Oklahoma Teacher of the Year for Elementary Physical Education by the Oklahoma Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreations, and Dance. She was named the winner in August and was recognized this week at the annual OAHPERD convention at the University of Central Oklahoma. Below, Diana Irick receives the Oklahoma Elementary PE Teacher of the Year award from ... continue reading

  • Jefferson newsletter updated

    10.05.15

    Originally posted October 5, 2015 The Jefferson Elementary newsletter has been updated: http://goo.gl/RIJ8xD Jefferson families, Our United Way drive was a HUGE success!!! As a school community we collected $8,045.87. This is the highest donation we have ever raised!! Our goal was $7,200. Since we met and exceeded our goal, Ms. Aubertine and I will read a story to the entire school from the roof of our building!! This will be scheduled for one day very soon. Thank you for your support of this ... continue reading

  • Does your student need a tutor?

    10.04.15

    Originally posted September 29, 2015 Does your student need extra help?  High School tutors are available.  The average rate is between $12-$20 and some tutors are available for free in need-based situations. Contact Howell.amanda@unionps.org to request a tutor. continue reading

  • Deadline to enroll for Community Classes is Monday, Oct. 5

    10.02.15

    Originally posted October 2, 2015   The deadline for Community Education Class enrollment is Monday, October 5th.Information regarding the Community... http://t.co/VFKfmJPYT4 — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) October 2, 2015 continue reading

  • Get elementary kids excited about college

    10.01.15

    Originally posted October 1, 2015   Is your child in elementary school? How to make learning fun & think ahead toward #college: http://t.co/MkkuyyeFp6 pic.twitter.com/flhBW5BqBb — Federal Student Aid (@FAFSA) October 1, 2015   continue reading

  • Thank you, Clothing Closet volunteers!

    09.30.15

    Originally posted September 30, 2015 Elementary counselors from around the Union Public Schools district hosted a breakfast this morning at Moore Elementary to say thank you to the volunteers of The Clothing Closet program. The CenterCross Clothing Closet is open every weekday that the Union School District is in session, for the hours 9 a.m.-11 a.m.    Thank you Clothing Closet volunteers! Union elementary counselors hosted breakfast for them today at @MarshallTMoore pic.twitter. ... continue reading

  • Clothing Closet seeks winter clothes

    09.30.15

    Originally posted September 30, 2015   Clothing Closet is collecting coats, hats & scarves for month of October. Drop donations at your school. pic.twitter.com/x27DQWWqPa — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) September 30, 2015 continue reading

  • High School to present 'War Horse' Oct. 7-10

    09.29.15

    Originally posted September 29, 2015   Union presents War Horse Oct 7-10 http://t.co/Y5tTCSWLDi @UnionRepertory @UnionHSTulsa @UnionFineArts @UHSstudents_ pic.twitter.com/jqPYR58N8k— Union Schools (@UnionSchools) September 29, 2015 continue reading

  • Communicator OnLine posted

    09.28.15

    Originally posted September 28, 2015   The Communicator OnLine- Union Public Schools http://t.co/xywRCsuE74 — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) September 28, 2015 continue reading

  • College tips on staying in college

    09.25.15

    Originally posted September 25, 2015 If you are planning on playing in college, be sure you know all the requirements!! https://t.co/gsI7UIOQSl — Union Athletics (@Union_Athletics) September 24, 2015 Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen. -Michael Jordan— Union Class of 2017 (@Union2017) September 25, 2015 continue reading

  • Amazing Day at the STEM Exploratorium

    09.24.15

    Originally posted September 24, 2015 Amazing Day at the STEM Exploratorium! Thank you @TulsaSTEM #SE2015 #PoweredByFlightNight #STEMExploratorium pic.twitter.com/Cc3XcYtU6M — TulsaUnionSTEM (@TulsaUnionSTEM) September 24, 2015   Retweeted TulsaUnionSTEM (@TulsaUnionSTEM): Roller coaster! #SE2015 #STEMExploratorium #PoweredByFlightNight pic.twitter.com/lh5xM9b4s5 — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) September 24, 2015     Battle bots! #SE2015 #STEMExploratorium ... continue reading

  • The future of STEM is here

    09.24.15

    Originally posted September 25, 2015   The Future of STEM Jobs #STEMEducation @StemEdCoalition pic.twitter.com/RGGV6RtKqx — STEM3 Academy (@STEM3Academy) September 24, 2015 continue reading

  • Mad Science classes offered after school

    09.22.15

    Originally posted September 22, 2015 Students in grades 2-4 at Jarman Elementary School got a taste of Mad Science Monday afternoon. During the assembly, they got to preview a few science experiments from prying apart objects using force or twisting to blowing out candles. It was mad! Union is offering the Mad Science after-school program at Darnaby, Jarman, Andersen, Peters, Cedar Ridge, Moore, Jefferson and Grove Elementary Schools. Classes start in October and run for six weeks. The cost is $89 ... continue reading

  • Fall Round-Up Camp set Oct. 14-16

    09.17.15

    Originally posted September 17, 2015 Students in Union in grades pre-kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to take part in Fall Break Camp Oct. 14-16. Deadline to enroll in the camp is 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6.Download registration information for more details.  FALL ROUND-UP CAMP - UNION FALL BREAK CAMP 2015        WHERE:  Jefferson Elementary   8418 S. 107th E. Ave., Tulsa, OK ... continue reading

  • Photos from the Backyard Bowl 2

    09.15.15

    Originally posted September 15, 2015 More photos from the Union/Jenks football game Band Photos / Awesome Fans / Backyard Bowl photos 1 / Photos 3 continue reading

  • Photos from the Backyard Bowl 3

    09.15.15

    Originally posted September 15, 2015 And even ore photos from the Union/Jenks football game More Photos / Band Photos / Awesome Fans / Backyard Bowl photos 1 / continue reading

  • New weather station at Union Schools

    09.15.15

    Originally posted September 15, 2015 New weather station up and running at Union High School Union is pleased to announce that a new, state-of-the-art, WeatherBug weather station is up and running, stationed near Union High School, 6636 S. Mingo Road. “This new system provides live, local weather data, and is open to the community for use,” explained Bill Murphy, science and STEM coordinator for Union Public Schools. “The Online Weather Center (OWC) displays weather data and a ... continue reading

  • It's a Great Day To Be A Redskin!

    09.11.15

    Originally posted September 11, 2015 It's a Great Day to Be a Redskin! http://t.co/FivZdN0Y7r #DayofCaring @HoganAssessment @BillySimsBBQ #UnionFB pic.twitter.com/ByjomuAJyL — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) September 11, 2015 Union Public Schools employees from around the district including Todd Borland, executive director of Technology, and 9th Grade Assistant Principal Estalla Evans, helped give the senior citizens center at Broken Arrow Seniors a good cleaning today for the annual ... continue reading

  • Jefferson PTA newsletter has been posted

    09.08.15

    Originally posted September 8, 2015 Jefferson newsletter has been updated    http://goo.gl/X44pYp A Note from the Principal: Dear Jefferson Families,  We’ve had a very successful start of the year!! Below are some important bits of information for you:  Daily school attendance is crucial to the education of your child. When a student is absent, he/she misses out on im-portant academics. Arriving late or leaving school early disrupts learning and the classroom. Per ... continue reading

  • Butterflies come home to Jefferson

    09.08.15

    Originally posted September 8, 2015 Jefferson Elementary has a new outdoor feature due to the hard work of 3rd and 4th grade students during an afternoon summer school literacy enrichment session entitled, “How to Build a Butterfly Garden”. Approximately 60 stu-dents participated in the session over a three week period which included learning more about the declining population of butterflies and the importance of providing butterflies with a proper habitat, designing a procedural ... continue reading

  • Rockets away!

    09.08.15

    Originally posted September 8, 2015   Native American students blast off into #STEM for the 2nd year http://t.co/yFroHbhoNY @TulsaSTEM @RedskinsScience pic.twitter.com/2C5Jc7o3es — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) September 8, 2015 For the second year in a row, Native American students from across the district in fifth and fourth grades  are part of a six-week STEM program called Starbase offered by The Department of Defense. The class is at the Tulsa Air National ... continue reading

  • From our partner: the YMCA

    09.08.15

    Originally posted September 8, 2015   LIVESTRONG at the YMCA begins soon! Free, 12-week program for adult cancer survivors is open to all. ddouthit@ymcatulsa.org or 918-812-6413. — YMCA Greater Tulsa (@YMCATulsa) September 8, 2015 continue reading

  • Food handlers’ class set Sept. 11

    09.07.15

    Originally posted September 3, 2015 If you are interested in helping at pizza day, working a concession stand or helping with snacks at a class party, please make arrangements to obtain your food handler's class card. A food handler's class has been scheduled for 9 a.m., Friday, September 11,  at Darnaby Elementary, 7625 E. 87th St.  Also available is New Online Training:  Go to www.tulsa-health.org and go to the Food Safety Link.  Then Food Classes & Permits. ... continue reading

  • Lunch at Jefferson sure looked good

    09.04.15

    Originally posted September 4, 2015   My lunch today, this amazing, local grown tomato, feta and cucumber salad...at Jefferson Elementary @UnionSchools. pic.twitter.com/xhO4WJjbI3 — Stacey Roemerman (@StaceyRman) September 3, 2015   continue reading

  • Backyard Bowl ticket information

    09.04.15

    Originally posted September 4, 2015   Backyard Bowl ticket info #UnionFB http://t.co/XwSziGb9A1 @Union_Athletics @UnionFootball @UnionHSTulsa @Union9GC pic.twitter.com/PHF2yfEXB1 — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) September 4, 2015 continue reading

  • School closed Monday, Sept 7

    09.04.15

    Originally posted September 4, 2015 Reminder: school will be closed Monday, September 7, for Labor Day. continue reading

  • Video: United for One Goal

    09.03.15

    Originally posted September 3, 2015   Union's 2015-16 Kick-Off: United for One Goal http://t.co/xSnjwmDufp — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) September 3, 2015   continue reading

  • Union United Choir rocks the PAC

    09.03.15

    Originally posted September 3, 2015   Union United Choir rocks the PAC at Kick-Off! http://t.co/rKuPvWqEUs — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) September 3, 2015   continue reading

  • Union adds STEM opportunities

    09.02.15

    Originally posted September 2, 2015 By EMILY RAMSEY GTR News - Union Boundary Managing Editor As the 2015-16 school year begins, Union School Superintendent Dr. Kirt Hartzler recently discussed the issues that he and the district are most focused on, heading into the new year. With the school district now in year three of its five-year strategic plan, one aspect that is seeing positive growth year after year is its STEM initiative, says Hartzler. The 2014-15 school year saw 4,000 students ... continue reading

  • Superheroes help save Jefferson

    08.31.15

    Originally posted August 31, 2015 Jefferson Elementary School teachers have decorated the fronts of their classroom with a superhero theme this year. continue reading

  • Prizes for joining the Union PTA

    08.30.15

    Originally posted August 27, 2015 Message from the PTA Council to all schools: We have a huge enticement this month to help you grow your PTA! Two Union District PTA members will win big prizes, including a drawing for a night stay and dinner for two at the Renaissance Hotel! Runner up prize is a gift certificate for $25 to Baker Street Pub and Grill. At our very first Union General Council PTA Meeting on Wednesday, September 9, at 9:30 a.m. in the ESC Board Room we will draw for our grand prize ... continue reading

  • Options to pay for lunch, breakfast available

    08.29.15

    Originally posted August 28, 2015 Union families are invited to use our online meal payment service, which allows parents to pay for lunch and breakfast online with the use of a credit card. In addition, families in need are also invited to complete applications for free- and reduced meals. Free/Reduced Meal Application - See Informational Flyer Union now offers ability to make online payment for meals The Child Nutrition Department for Union Public Schools is excited to offer ... continue reading

  • Everything is Awesome with Union Bands

    08.28.15

    Originally posted August 28, 2015   Everything is Awesome with @UnionBands! Movies tonight! Come watch! @Union_Athletics @UnionHSTulsa @9GCUnion pic.twitter.com/MwISfFL8L9 — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) August 28, 2015 continue reading

  • Reminder: Late Start Fridays are back

    08.27.15

    Originally posted August 27 2015 Remember it's a late start Friday. All schools, except the Early Childhood Center, start later this Friday---and every Friday---to allow teachers time to collaborate on individualizing your child’s instruction. Friday start time at Andersen, Boevers, Briarglen, Clark, Darnaby, McAuliffe, Peters, Rosa Parks and the Sixth Grade Center is 8:15 a.m. At Cedar Ridge, Grove, Jarman, Jefferson, Moore, and the 9th Grade Center, it is 8:50 a.m. Seventh and Eighth ... continue reading

  • Community Ed classes for children & adults

    08.25.15

    Originally posted August 25, 2015 Community Education is expanding! Adult and youth classes—daytime and evening—are now offered to the whole community at several of our schools. Visit our Community Education page to download our fall catalog and enrollment form. Union Community Education is a great way to expand your learning, fitness and talents. Our program offers after-school and evening classes in art, science, and exercise for students and adults. Our staff of teachers and ... continue reading

  • Cheer with Varsity clinic set Aug. 26

    08.24.15

    Originally posted August 6, 2015 Cheerleading is hosting a clinic for students in grades 1-7 on Wednesday, Aug. 26. Students will perform Thursday, Aug. 27 during the Grid Iron Game. Registration form above. continue reading

  • Highsteppers Girls Fun Night Sept. 19

    08.23.15

    Originally posted August 24, 2015 Download registration form above The Union Varsity Highsteppers are hosting our annual Girls Fun Night; on Saturday, September 19 at the Union High School Gym.  This year's theme is Into the Wild!  Girls in K - 5th grade are invited to spend an evening with the Union Varsity Highsteppers.  Learn a dance routine, play games, eat pizza and receive a souvenir photo.   Then on Sept 25th, girls will  receive their GFN T-shirts and ... continue reading

  • Board Report - August 10

    08.21.15

    Originally posted August 21, 2015 See past Board reports/minutes A major STEM donation is headed to Rosa Parks In a boon to Rosa Parks Elementary, Board members accepted a $65,875 donation from the SemGroup Foundation Fund for Project Lead the Way/STEM programs at the elementary. The money will count toward matching funds already provided by the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation. Union has made it a priority at all of its schools to promote STEM (Science, Technology, ... continue reading

  • Great Start Friday at Jefferson Elementary

    08.21.15

    Originally posted August 21, 2015 It was a Great Start Friday as Superintendent Dr. Kirt Hartzler and  Board of Education member Jeff Bennett visited with students and teachers at Jefferson Elementary School today - the second day of school. They helped young students build airplaines out of blocks, answered questions about safety and they even helped one young girl who was lost find her way to another room. continue reading

  • Union kicks off school 'United for One Goal'

    08.20.15

    Originally posted August 20, 2015 More than 2,000 teachers and staff gathered Monday morning at the Performing Arts Center for the annual back-to-school kickoff program, featuring a splendid show directed by drama instructor Troy Powell. Superintendent Dr. Kirt Hartzler and Board of Education President Patrick Coyle were special speakers. Teacher of the Year, Ami Reynolds, of the Union Alternative School, and Support Employee of the Year Melanie Coday, receptionist for Peters Elementary, were ... continue reading

  • Welcome back to school!

    08.20.15

    Originally posted August 20, 2015 Welcome back to school! Enjoy your first day of school and we hope you have a great year here at Union Public Schools! Food Menus and Online Meal Payments What is for breakfast or lunch? I want to pay for my child's meal online. Links to lunch menus and online payments are found on every school page. Bus Routes When and where does the bus stop? Information for bus routes and transportation services are on each school page. Enrollment How do i enroll ... continue reading

  • Remember: school starts later on Fridays

    08.20.15

    Originally posted August 20, 2015 Remember it's a late start Friday. All schools, except the Early Childhood Center, start later this Friday---and every Friday---to allow teachers time to collaborate on individualizing your child’s instruction. Friday start time at Andersen, Boevers, Briarglen, Clark, Darnaby, McAuliffe, Peters, Rosa Parks and the Sixth Grade Center is 8:15 a.m. At Cedar Ridge, Grove, Jarman, Jefferson, Moore, and the 9th Grade Center, it is 8:50 a.m. Seventh and Eighth ... continue reading

  • Union kicks off a new school year

    08.20.15

    Originally posted August 20, 2015   Back to school begins with Kick-Off for faculty & staff. Go Union! http://t.co/vdqNOf7s7n — Union Schools (@UnionSchools) August 20, 2015 continue reading

  • Will U?

    08.17.15

    Originally posted August 18, 2015 High School Class Principal Gart Morris asked students what they want from the Union Public Schools' faculty and staff. Take a look at the video he created from those responses, and what teachers, administrators and support staff have to say about it!   continue reading

  • The Force is strong at Union

    08.14.15

    Originally posted August 14, 2015 Football season tickets and All-Sports Passes may be purchased Friday, August 14 at the UMAC Ticket Booth. Ticket Booth hours are Noon – 4:00 pm. See Athletics  Season tickets are $50 and do include a ticket to the Union/Jenks Backyard Bowl.  Activity passes are $70 for adults and $25 for students.   continue reading

  • Diana Irick named State PE Teacher of the Year

    08.14.15

    Originally posted August 14, 2015 Congratulations to Jefferson PE teacher Diana Irick on being named Oklahoma Teacher of the Year for Elementary Physical Education by the Oklahoma Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreations, and Dance. She will be recognized this October at the annual OAHPERD convention at the University of Central Oklahoma. “We are so proud of Coach Irick. She is a strong support of health and exercise and we appreciate all that she does for Jefferson and ... continue reading

  • Meet the Teacher 4-6 p.m. today

    08.14.15

    Originally posted August 18, 2015 Meet the Teacher 4-6 pm today, Aug. 18, at all elementary schools! During this time, parents have the opportunity to visit their children's elementary school and meet their teachers, sign up for PTA, buy a school shirt and learn about what is in store for the coming year. continue reading

  • Meet the Teacher set Tuesday, August 18

    08.13.15

    Originally posted July 22, 2015 The annual Meet the Teacher conferences for elementary students and parents will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, August 18. During this time, parents have the opportunity to visit their children's elementary school and meet their teachers, sign up for PTA, buy a school shirt and learn about what is in store for the coming year. continue reading

  • 2015-2016 Back-to-School Information

    08.13.15

    Originally posted June 9, 2015 The first day of school is Thursday, August 20, 2015.  See list of all the school hours here. Union Public Schools now also offers Online Registration - LOG ON HERE.  Online registration allows families who are new to our district the opportunity to register their children from the comfort of their own home.  Please complete these forms online and bring your verification documents listed below to the Union Enrollment Center, 6011 S. 89 E. Ave., to ... continue reading

  • Elementary Back-to-School Nights set

    08.13.15

    Originally posted August 4, 2015 Elementary back-to-school nights have been posted. Download above. continue reading

  • Union now offers online payment for meals

    08.13.15

    Originally posted August 5, 2015 Union now offers ability to make online payment for meals Union Public Schools is excited to offer MySchoolBucks®! This online payment service provides a quick and easy way to add money to your student’s meal account using a credit/debit card.   MySchoolBucks®! is an upgraded software version of the MyLunchMoney®! program that was piloted this spring at several sites.  For information on meals, prices and more, visit the Food Menu ... continue reading

  • One-on-one with the Superintendent

    08.12.15

    BACK TO SCHOOL: Big plans at @UnionSchools this year. My 1 on 1 with the superintendent on @FOX23 at 6 #FOX23BTS pic.twitter.com/F8z5q6cegm — Jonathan McCall (@JonathanMcCall) August 11, 2015 continue reading

  • Employee kick-off set Aug. 17

    08.07.15

    Originally posted August 5, 2015 Back-to-School Kick-off Celebration is scheduled for Monday morning, August 17, at the Union High School Performing Arts Center.  Refreshments will be served, and sign-in begins at 8 a.m. The program starts promptly at 9 a.m. continue reading

  • Athletics Dept. unveils online schedules, forms

    08.06.15

    Originally posted May 12, 2015 The Union Athletics Department is excited to announce the launch of “Rank One” an online paperwork and game scheduler program that allows Union  to move toward being more efficient and “green.” This program offers parents/patrons the ability to fill out their child’s required Athletic Department paperwork online from a desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone.  The Rank One program also allows parents/patrons the ability to sync ... continue reading

  • Tulsa Shock to honor Jefferson P.E. teacher

    08.05.15

    Originally posted August 6, 2015 Thomas Jefferson PE Coach, Diana Irick, is being awarded “P.E. Teacher of the Game” at this week’s Tulsa Shock game vs. Atlanta Dream. Come support Coach Irick and the Tulsa Shock on Sunday, 3:30pm at the BOK Center. Coach Irick was nominated by parent submissions for her creativity and excellence in incorporating health and nutrition into P.E. activities. continue reading

  • PTA presidents for each school named

    08.03.15

    Originally posted August 4, 2015 A list of the PTA presidents for each school this coming year has been posted on the PTA page. continue reading

  • NEW: Online registration for enrollment offered!

    07.30.15

    Originally posted April 8, 2015 See Enrollment section for additional information. Union Public Schools now offers Online Registration - LOG ON HERE.  Online registration allows families who are new or who are returning to our district the opportunity to register their children from the comfort of their own home.  Please complete these forms online and bring your verification documents listed below to the Union Enrollment Center, 6011 S. 89 E. Ave., to finalize your registration. ... continue reading

  • Register for K-5 intramural football

    07.29.15

    Originally posted July 29, 2015 Register now for Intramural Football - Union students K-5 http://goo.gl/60J2P6 continue reading

  • Jefferson community events this July

    07.06.15

    Originally posted July 6, 2015 A number of events are planned that are open for Jefferson families for the month of July. All classes are FREE and open to all Jefferson students. Download file   DATE TIME LOCATION EVENT NAME 7/7/2015 9:30am-10:30am The Heart Church Yoga with Miss Morgan 7/7/2015 10:30am-11:00am The Heart Church Beginners Chinese 7/7/2015 11:00am-12:00pm The Heart Church Crafts ... continue reading

  • Jefferson kids learn about Native Americans

    05.29.15

    Originally posted May 29, 2015 Our 4th and 5th grade students just completed a unit on Native American music.  For our culminating activity, our nurse, who is Native American, brought three of her children to demonstrate powwow dancing for an assembly Wednesday. Audience members were invited on stage to dance with the performers. Nurse Angela Hamilton also answered questions from the audience.  -- Jefferson teacher Kathy Dvorak   continue reading

  • Jefferson students learn about kites

    05.11.15

    Originally posted May 11, 2015 Union students at Grove, Andersen, Moore, Jefferson and Cedar Ridge learned how to build kites, incorporating the elements of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), last week as they prepared for the 22nd annual Wind Ridges Kite Festival. Enjoy these images of students hard ta work on their projects at Jefferson. -- About 20 fifth-graders at Union’s Jefferson Elementary were spread out throughout their classroom Thursday afternoon, building kites ... continue reading

  • Great turnout for Jefferson cooking night

    04.14.15

    Originally posted April 14, 2015 Here are some pictures of Jefferson’s first Parent/Family Cooking Night. Executive Chef Callie Fowler demonstrated how to make several yummy and healthy recipes. We are hopeful to host another cooking night in the future, as we had such a great turnout! Jessica McNeil, Community School Coordinator Jefferson/Jarman Elementary School   continue reading

  • Jefferson students get fit on rowing machines

    04.07.15

    Originally posted April 7, 2015 Jefferson fourth graders had fun Monday, rowing in gym class thank to a pilot class that ended today. Chase Langley and Michelle Corbin from the Oklahoma City Riverboat Foundation worked with the students to teach them how to use rowing machines. Three stations were set up. P.E. teacher Diane Irick supervised one group of students as they worked on scooters, while another station Corbin oversaw students stretching and doing runs. Langley worked with students to show ... continue reading

  • Jefferson students go to a Bunny Hop

    04.06.15

    Originally posted April 6, 2015 What better way to celebrate spring and Easter weekend than with a Bunny Hop? Enjoy these pics of Jefferson students at their annual spring dance Friday afternoon. continue reading

  • Testing week at Jefferson

    04.06.15

    Originally posted April 6, 2015 Jefferson Elementary School Student Council Spirit Week Monday - Hats off to the Test!! Wear a hat to school!      Tuesday - Blast from the Past! Wear clothes from the 50’s,60’s,70’s,80’s or 90’s! Wednesday -Jefferson Students are Bright!  Wear your bright colors! Thursday - Rest up for the Test!  Wear your PJ’s to school! Friday -Even our hair is full of knowledge!  Wear your hair ... continue reading

  • Jefferson celebrates math, reading

    04.03.15

    Originally posted March 25, 2015 Jefferson Elementary celebrates Reading and Math Enrichment through after school programs, by inviting parents and families to a showcase event. Students in various after school programs demonstrated how their activities helped them excel in math and reading.  Jessica McNeil, Community School Coordinator Jefferson/Jarman Elementary School continue reading

  • Jefferson dodgeball: kids vs. teachers

    04.03.15

    Originally posted March 30, 2015 As reward for earning Gotcha! points - a variation of the district's Character Counts! program - students at Jefferson Elementary School enjoyed an assembly in which the different grade levels faced their teachers in combat on the dodgeball field. The first grade and fourth grade beat the teachers but as the grade levels went lower, the teachers assumed the upper hand. You have never seen teachers or Principal Kim Rampey react so happily when they beat ... continue reading

  • Redskin AID at Jefferson's EDP

    02.09.15

    Originally posted February 9, 2015 This picture is from Jefferson Elementary's Extended Day Program. It is from the Redskin AID program that is coordinated by Steve Neal, from the the Union Varsity Football staff.  This is a program that we have used for many years to teach our student-athletes the importance of community service.  Lorrie A. Field EDP/Community Education Manager continue reading

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